Don’t miss the Avid Seamstress Fashion Show

Are you coming to the best show of the year? This is your chance to see our sewing patterns sashaying down the catwalk every day at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. The show is every day at 10.30 am. Take a seat and gain inspiration for your next sewing project and then […]

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Save the date – We’re at the Knitting & Stitching Show October 2019

We’re so excited to tell you that The Avid Seamstress team will be returning to the fabulous Knitting & Stitching Show taking place at Alexandra Palace in London. From 10th-13th October, The Knitting & Stitching show is one of the definitive events for anyone interested in textile-based craft. There will be lots of workshops, demonstrations […]

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Sharpen your sewing needles for our September & October Sewing Classes

If September always gives you that ‘Back to School’ feeling then why not take the plunge and sign up to one of our exciting workshops? Starting next month, we’ll be hosting a variety of workshops in London teaching beginner sewing machine skills as well as how to sew our popular Drop Sleeve Top. You’ll learn […]

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Set Sail Indian Cotton

Remember when we all fell in love with Gerda’s Day Dress made in the beautiful Set Sail fabric? We are delighted to tell you that we now have the Set Sail fabric back in stock! Unique indigo hand block pattern from Jaipur. Traditional hand block and dye techniques are used to make this wonderful rural […]

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The Drop Sleeve Top workshops

Make a gorgeous “Drop Sleeve Top” in this dressmaking workshop. This class will introduce beginners on how to sew a garment together using a sewing machine. Start by learning how to find your size, cut out a sewing pattern, place the pattern onto fabric correctly, transfer pattern notations and cut. You will learn how to […]

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Great news on how to buy The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns

There’s some great news for our customers who like to buy their sewing patterns online via ETSY. Our adult printed sewing patterns on now listed on our Etsy store If you’re based in the US or Canada, you may prefer to buy your sewing patterns this way,  so we hope this helps you. Digital files […]

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Ready for some super sewing skills?

We have new dates for our sell-out workshops at the iconic Forty Hall in Enfield, North London. Join our workshops and bag yourself some super sewing skills, new friends and a love for this amazing craft. Learn how to use a sewing machine – absolute beginners Our “learn how to use a sewing machine“ workshop has been designed for […]

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The Sun Dress video review – Emma – The Zipper Foot

The response to our new sewing pattern The Sun Dress has been amazing and we’d like to thank you for all your lovely comments. We are over the moon that you love The Sun Dress and we can’t wait to see your versions. Emma from The Zipper Foot has made up our Sun Dress already – isn’t […]

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Don’t wait for summer. The Sun Dress is here now!

the sun dress

We’re super excited to announce that The Sun Dress has launched and it’s available to buy straight away. Also, if you’re quick enough you’ll be able to get your hands on one of our exclusive Sun Dress Sewing Kits featuring some seriously beautiful fabric and style ideas. With its square neckline, wide modern straps and […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

In our personal and professional experience, sewing has introduced us to so many inspiring women and we want to say a huge thank you and take a moment to celebrate YOU. Sewing can be such an empowering craft to learn, be it if you’re struggling to find clothes to fit you, or if you need […]

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Fancy a sewcial?

Fancy a day out sewing with The Avid Seamstress at the iconic Forty Hall Estate? Spend the day sewing, meeting new sewing friends and enjoy the view at this beautiful location. We’ll provide the kit for you to make our gorgeous Drop Sleeve Top which includes fabric, buttons, thread, sewing pattern and instructions (worth £20). You will […]

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Beautifully selected fabrics now available

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Hello Avid Seamstresses Exciting news, we’ve just added our first selection of fabrics to our store. We’ve chosen fabrics that are a perfect match for our patterns including two new fabrics from the Diamond range by Atelier Brunette and will be adding more and more gorgeous fabrics specially selected for you. Head over to our […]

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A happy New Year to you!

Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting year at the Avid Seamstress HQ and hope you’ll join this incredible journey with us. We’re planning some beautiful sewing patterns to add to our range and can’t wait to share them with you. Our sewing kits have been a huge success and, based on this, we’ll be […]

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Give hardworking hands the SEAMS touch

We love hand cream but find ourselves going without as we don’t want to stain our fabrics or patterns as we pack them, meaning dry hands! Until we discovered SEAMS Couturiers Hand Cream! Originally created for seamstresses to help mend and moisturise their dry, pinpricked, hardworking hands without leaving an oily residue on fabrics. SEAMS […]

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Our Blouse Sewing Kits are back in two fabric options and 6 colours!

          Our Blouse sewing kits are back in the most gorgeous fabric we’ve seen and the perfect match for The Blouse! We’ve selected fabric ranges from Atelier Brunette – MOONSTONE and STARDUST. Stardust is a lovely double gauze cotton with gold embroidered polka dots. Available in OCHRE, WHITE or NIGHT Moonstone […]

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THE DROP SLEEVE TOP WORKSHOP – SPACES AVAILABLE

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER Shimmering Studio, Peters Green Hall, Chiltern Green Rd Hertfordshire, LU2 9QD Make a gorgeous top in this dressmaking workshop. This class will introduce beginners on how to sew a garment together using a sewing machine. Start by learning how to find your size, cut out a sewing pattern, place the pattern onto […]

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Vote for us in the British Craft Awards

Voting for the British Craft Awards 2019 is now open! The British Craft Awards are back and nominations are now open. This means it’s your chance to vote for the sewing brand that has most motivated and helped you in your home sewing. Have you enjoyed The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns? Have we helped you […]

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Sewing Mojo This Way!

workshops and sewing

We’re excited to launch our first series of sewing workshops and would love to see you there! Held across two lovely venues, you can choose to join our shorter workshops or spend the day sewing with us. Don’t have a sewing machine? You can borrow ours! Some of our workshops include everything you need so […]

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The Blouse – Buttonholes

It’s amazing how many times we hear seamstresses not making a garment if it has buttonholes. Buttonholes feel so final; not something that can easily be unpicked and, to add to the pressure, you usually have to create more than one on the same garment! We have decided to demystify the buttonhole and show you […]

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MEET OUR NEW PATTERN – THE BLOUSE

Every woman‘s wardrobe needs that go-to top that is stylish and easy to wear. Our sewing pattern, The Blouse, is such a versatile make you‘ll be wearing this all year round. Made using lightweight fabrics, The Blouse offers an alternative option to the traditional shirt. With an elegant stand collar and three-quarter length sleeves, The […]

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