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It’s our birthday

  It’s our 1 year pattern launch anniversary! To celebrate, we’re offering a 50% sale on our children’s patterns this weekend! Place your order this weekend and you’ll receive 50% off every children’s pattern you order! Use birthdaytreat at checkout to redeem! Happy birthday to us! Happy sewing for you!

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Our Avid Seamstress of the month winner for October

We met this wonderful lady at The Handmade Fair and were delighted when she sent us pictures of her Day Dresses! We couldn’t be happier that Ahrabella is our Avid Seamstress of the month for October! Ahrabella make her first dress out of a duvet cover bought in a charity shop that had a tiny hounds-tooth pattern. She self lined the dress and we think she did an amazing job! Abrabella said “the Day Dress is one of my go to patterns and I love it’s mix of simplicity and classic design” The Sheath Dress is on it’s way to you Ahrabella as…

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Avid Seamstress of the month winner – July!

We’ve had our eye on the gorgeous Day Dresses that Abi – our winner of Avid Seamstress of the month for July – has been making! We couldn’t wait to find out more about this creative, wonderful lady! I’m Abi Norman…a proud Midlander living on the South coast and working at Southampton General Hospital. I’m a keen Lindy Hopper (a swing dance from 40’s) and my first foray into sewing came from making a couple of simple Vogue dresses and loving the feeling of being able to make and then dance in my handmade creations! As much as I love getting dressed…

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freelance marketing assistant

Love sewing? Love marketing? Have some spare time during the week? Why not combine your skills and grab this fantastic opportunity to assist with the Marketing & PR at The Avid Seamstress! The person We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our small team as Freelance Marketing Assistant. Working on a freelance basis, you’ll be computer savvy (with your own computer) and have lots of energy and enthusiasm. You’ll be asked to come up with great ideas that will help increase both sales and profile of The Avid Seamstress. You’ll be responsible for building relationships with both wholesale customers and industry media contacts, so a professional but passionate manner is also crucial….

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Our gorgeous patterns are now in the USA!

It’s been an exciting wait and I’m delighted that Stitch Sew Shop is now open! This gorgeous shop is our US stockist so if you would love to get your hands on one of our patterns and live in the US it’s now super easy! Located in picturesque Old Town Alexandria, Stitch Sew Shop is a sanctuary for the modern maker; a space to gather, a space to learn and to be inspired, a space in which to be part of a community. Stitch Sew Shop has gathered gorgeous fabrics, patterns, notions, books & tools from all over the world, in…

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Avid Seamstress of the month – June – meet Camilla!

We have a fabulous winner of our Avid Seamstress of the month for June – meet Camilla! Camilla writes a great blog called makingandmarking.com  Camilla & her gorgeous Day Dress My name is Camilla – I’m a primary school teacher in Nottinghamshire UK. I have 2 per dogs who I spend lots of time walking in the local fields and forests. I’ve recently sewn up and blogged about 3 Day Dresses, and I’ve attached a couple of pictures which are taken on a camera rather than my phone. The fabric is a beautiful Liberty lawn which I felt was perfect for…

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Learn to sew with us at Village Haberdashery!

We are super excited to tell you that we are going to be teaching the wonderful art of sewing at The Village Haberdashery! Our “This is a sewing machine” workshop will introduce aspiring stitchers – or those who need a refresher – how to use a sewing machine! In this comprehensive three hour class, you’ll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home! What will you learn? * Machine safety * Learn the different functions of the sewing machine * Threading the machine * Winding a bobbin * Tension *…