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Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Christmas is not far away so it’s time for our annual gift guide to give you some ideas for what to get the sewist in your life. Of course, if it is you that sews, then feel free to sneak this list to Santa! Countdown Calendars The Kylie and the Machine advent calendars make the perfect […]

British Sewing Awards

I’m not sure why it’s so hard for us Brits to shout about our achievements but it’s been pointed out to me that I should be shouting about the fact that we’ve won a British Sewing Award for the last three years in a row! 2019 – Best Independent Retailer – South of England 2020 […]

Alice-May’s Erin pattern review

Alice-May from The Stitch Edit shares her thoughts on the Erin dungarees and what its like to be a pattern model! October 2021, Tilly Towers What a surreal day! I, a children’s book editor, have been masquerading as a model for a day and oh my goodness it was fun. There were only 5 of […]

Easter Egg Hunt

After a great response last year, we are bringing back our Like Sew Amazing Easter Egg Hunt! It was such a brilliant community event last year and we are going to keep it online again this year so that you can join in, no matter where you are! (It also saves us the risk of getting […]

Erin dungarees hack and pattern review

I was very excited to see the latest release by Tilly and the Buttons as I absolutely live in dungarees in the summertime and the Erin pattern looked just up my street! I made my first pair from our Rust Stretch Cotton Twill, lined with the Hello Velo cotton poplin. I pretty much made them […]

Working with border prints

We’ve had some stunning new border print fabrics in recently and it’s something that I am always on the look out for as they make really striking garments. I get asked all the time about how to use them though so I thought I would share a little inspiration post. It can be hard at […]

Ringing in the changes for 2022

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely time over the festive period and managed to relax and spend time with loved ones. I have a lot to talk about so here is the breakdown if you want to skip ahead: Opening hours Open days Sewing club Workshops 2021 summary Opening hours We have […]

Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would share my annual gift guide to give you some ideas for what to get the sewist in your life. Of course, if it is you that sews, then feel free to sneak this list to Santa! Woven necklace kit Stitching Me Softly’s craft kits are not […]

Carolyn pyjama review

This week, guest blogger Vicky from Seams Like Vicky has shared her experiences with the Closet Core Carolyn pyjama pattern. I made my first pair of Carolyns in April 2021.I really liked the elegant glamour of them, the optional piping and how they have a few style options. When Sarah got the Catwalk Cotton Lawn […]

We are moving!

After a fabulous 2.5 years on North Street, we are moving to a new location in July! As much as we have loved our time in the current shop, it is time for a change. We have found new premises that have more space for both fabric and workshops, so we couldn’t pass it by! […]

Snip, Sew, Snap photowalk

A few weeks ago, I was joined by some local friends, Emily and Vicky, to take part in a photo walk that we shared live on Instagram. You can watch the whole thing here. I thought I would share some of the images that we took here. We started by taking some photos of Emily […]

Pro photography tips from Jane Looker

We’re very excited to have a guest blog post today from professional photographer Jane Looker. You may know Jane’s photos from her work with Tilly and the Buttons. As part of Snip, Sew, Snap, she kindly gave us some brilliant tips and ideas for upping our photography game. Light, light, and more light My number […]