The Knit & Stitch Show!

  We had so much fun meeting all of you lovely sewing people at the Sewing Bee Live Show, we’re doing all again next week at the Knit & Stitch Show at Alexandra Palace! And we are takin...

New release!

Coming soon….the Rochester top & dress sewing pattern!  ...

How to Make a Button Loop Tutorial

A handy little tutorial to show you how to make a handworked button loop….. | HOW TO MAKE A BUTTON LOOP | | SUPPLIES to make a button loop | Firstly gather your supplies: garment (obviously) bu...

Block Fuse and Spot Fuse Tutorial

 | HOW TO BLOCK FUSE OR SPOT FUSE |  Block fusing your facings is a great little industry trick that anyone can use. Why? It is more accurate to cut out facings from a pre-fused piece o...

How to Grade Between Two Sizes

How to Grade Between Two Sizes We are a unique and amazing bunch of individuals, all different shapes and sizes. Even those of us with the same measurements can be different shapes! You’ll under...

Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern Tutorial

How to Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern This is just about the easiest pattern alteration to do! You’ve probably noticed, many patterns have horizontal length adjustment lines marked on them...

#MAVENMAKERS – a jersey surprise!

#MAVENMAKERS – A Jersey Surprise! I had a Facebook message from a very lovely lady called Elfi from Germany, asking if I had ever made the French Dart Shift in Jersey. No, I replied, I’d t...

Details….

Sleeve detail of Version C The French Dart Shift PDF sewing pattern...