The Culottes: Our new sewing pattern

We are so excited to announce The Culottes sewing pattern is now live!  This pattern is perfect for confident beginners ready to up their sewing game, and for more experienced sewists looking for a refreshing sew that still delivers wow factor.  The Culottes have pleats that create a beautiful shape, large in seam pockets, a […]

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One Pattern – Different Looks by Sunbird Sews

Hello, I am Deepa and I am very excited to share my first Avid Seamstress make with all of you! I had the opportunity to make a very versatile pattern, that’s the Raglan Dress/Top. I am going to talk about the two totally different looks I made. So let me get started. It is very […]

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The Avid Makers: Vicky’s Gathered Dress

Hello, my name is Vicky, although you might know me better as @sewstainability on Instagram. This is my first post for The Avid Makers and I am so excited to be starting off with The Gathered Dress pattern. I’ve admired The Gathered Dress for a long time but have just started working in an office […]

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The Avid Makers: Gemma’s The Blouse

Hello, welcome to my first post for The Avid Seamstress! For my first make I had the opportunity to make a classic: The Blouse. This was perfect for me, as not only does it lend itself to my style of sewing, but it came about when I was looking at my wardrobe in depth. In […]

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The Avid Makers: Marcela’s City Trousers

Welcome to the first post from our blogging team The Avid Makers! Marcela made not one, not two, but three versions of The City Trousers. Here’s how she got on with the pattern… Over the years I’ve come to understand how important it is to know my body and its needs, and thanks to sewing, […]

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 Let’s sew together…

We’re so excited to let you know bookings on our workshops are now live! One of the things we love about sewing is that there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re a seasoned sewist ready to take that next step, or you want to dust off your machine and have a reminder of the […]

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Welcome to The Avid Makers BLOGGING TEAM

We are so excited to introduce you to our blogging team, The Avid Makers. These talented sewists are going to be sharing their takes on our patterns, giving tips, advice, hacks and ideas along the way.    So let’s meet the team.. My name is Vicky and I live in the beautiful city of York. I […]

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PATTERN HIGHLIGHT – THE DROP SLEEVE TOP

Do you ever make something that you wear so much you wonder what you wore before you had it? The Drop Sleeve Top is one of those garments!  Comfy yet smart, slouchy yet polished, this top is a wardrobe workhorse. Plus it’s super easy to make. And did we mention, it’s FREE to our newsletter subscribers. […]

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The Avid Makers: Join our blogger team!

We love seeing how our customers translate our patterns and share them with the sewing community, so we thought what better way to share that even more than with a dedicated blogging team. Enter: The Avid Makers.  We’re putting together a team of enthusiastic, talented makers to share their experiences with our patterns. We want […]

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the blouse – adjusting the armhole height / increasing sleeve head width

This tutorial will demonstrate how to lower the armhole which will add ease across the front & back and increase the sleeve head width. Alteration achieved – lower the armhole 1cm. PATTERN PIECES NEEDED – A Front / B Back / C Sleeve FRONT A Place a piece of paper underneath the FRONT A so […]

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the blouse – adjusting the bicep

This tutorial will demonstate how to adjust the bicep of The Blouse if the bicep is too tight. Alteration achieved – Bust becomes 4cm bigger / bicep 2cm bigger PATTERN PIECES NEEDED – A Front / B Back / C Sleeve FRONT A Place a piece of paper underneath the FRONT A so that you […]

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Get creative in our May & June workshops

Our studio will be open for workshops from the 21st May and we can’t wait to welcome you. Classes are small and each person has their own space to work from.  Come and learn a new skill and enjoy some creative time with us. MAKE YOUR OWN RAFFIA HAT – 2 DAY WORKSHOPFRIDAY 21 & FRIDAY […]

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Introducing The Avid Seamstress Makers Community on Instagram

Our community is at the heart of everything we do here at The Avid Seamstress, and what better way to celebrate our incredible community than creating a space just for you and your Avid Seamstress creations over on Instagram. We’ve recently been in touch with a number of Avid Seamstresses that have used our patterns […]

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our fabulous collaboration with the MARCHING PENCILS – now available

the marching pencils

We’re excited to bring you The Seamstress Collection – a collection of sewing-themed greetings cards designed in collaboration with The Marching Pencils.  The Seamstress Collection: You’re Sew Amazing In Stitches Pin Pals Purchase individually or as a set of three. Cards are printed on A6, matt white, 300gsm cardstock and come with a 110gsm brown […]

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WORKSHOPS ARE HERE AND THEY ARE BURSTING WITH CREATIVITY

The Avid Seamstress team have created an exciting collection of workshops that will inspire your creative side. We’ve been busy collaborating with a range of artists, including Penny Follows, Charlotte Newland, Naomi Skull, and more so that we can offer fun, imaginative and artistic workshops for you to join. We also have a special discount […]

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Meet our new sewing pattern – THE BLAZER

It’s here! Say a big hello to our new pattern, The Blazer. It’s going to be the hero of your wardrobe as you can throw it over t-shirts, dresses, shirts – it will work with anything. With a stylish relaxed fit, The Blazer features shoulder darts, front pockets, panelled sleeves and is fully lined. It’s a […]

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STOCK UP ON YOUR DIGITAL PATTERNS 

We’re still printing AO patterns for you 😍 We can print any A0 files (any sewing pattern brand). Printed and folded to A5. We’re fortunate to have a little shop that has a Royal Mail post service right next to us so as long as we can, we will post out orders. Head to www.theavidseamstress.co.uk/coll…/a0-sewing-pattern-printing Select […]

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ISEWLATION? Not with our free shipping treats!

With crafting high on the agenda, we’re offering free shipping so that you can stock up on fabrics and sewing patterns to get us through all this time at home. Browse our gorgeous newly added fabrics and find your next favourite sewing pattern.   FREE UK SHIPPING We are offering free UK shipping on all […]

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We are still here for you

COVID-19 UPDATE First and foremost, I hope you, your family and friends are well and managing daily life during this unprecedented time. I wanted to let you know that The Avid Seamstress is still operating as normal. With The Avid Seamstress being an online business only and run from my home, I am continuing to […]

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