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!

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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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Our coat kits have arrived

With Autumn in mind, we have bought back our coat kits to help you look and feel great through the chilly months. We’ve hand-picked the most beautiful fabric for The Coat sewing pattern plus, if you have already bought your sewing pattern, you have the option to purchase the kit without the pattern. Available in […]

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Save the date – come and see us at K&S October 2018

It won’t be long until one of our favourite sewing events is back. The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to the iconic Alexandra Palace and we can’t wait to showcase our whole range of modern sewing patterns plus you’ll get to see our latest sewing patterns soon to be released. When you visit our beautiful […]

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Here’s a sunshine treat for you..

We’ve got holiday vibes in our sunny studio and want to send some happy sunshine your way. Grab your favourite Avid Seamstress printed sewing patterns and enjoy £3 off each printed sewing pattern!  Simply add your favourite patterns to the basket and redeem the discount at checkout using code holidayvibes   * while sewing pattern stocks last […]

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Join us at Thread 2018 – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to a family emergency we are unable to exhibit at Thread on Satudrday 30 June and apologies for anyone that may be coming to see us.    Join us at Farnham Maltings from 9am – 6pm on Saturday 30 June 2018 to celebrate textiles, sewing and all things craft. Enjoy a vibrant marketplace, talks, […]

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Are you Royal wedding ready?

Make one of our pretty dresses and be ready for a season of love, sun and happy days! Grab £2.50 of any of our printed sewing patterns and look effortlessly regal for the most anticipated wedding of the year.   Use the discount code ROYALTY at checkout – theavidseamstress.co.uk   Valid until midnight UK time […]

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Meet your new favourite trouser pattern

Re-launched due to popular demand, we’ve brought our City Trousers back for 2018. Effortlessly stylish, the City Trousers reimagine the classic, cigarette fit with a minimalist chic flair while a narrow waistband and invisible zip at the back create the ultimate body-slimming silhouette. With easy to insert side pockets and optional side slits at the […]

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Coat inspiration!

Our coat has received such an incredible response and we know that many of you will be scouring the fabric shops looking for some gorgeous fabric to make your coat in. We have a serious fashion crush on Charlotte from Noble & Daughter and asked her to make up our coat in the burgundy melange […]

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The Gathered Dress Sewing Kit

To celebrate the launch of our new sewing pattern, The Gathered Dress, we’ve created this gorgeous limited edition kit. Featuring beautiful fabric that we’ve hand-picked especially, this kit includes everything you’ll need to sew our new pattern The Gathered Dress – Adult We’re so in love with the fabric that we’ve chosen for this kit. […]

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The Coat Sewing Kit

We hope you have fallen madly in love with our new pattern, The Coat. To celebrate the launch of our new sewing pattern, we’ve created a limited edition kit featuring beautiful fabric that we’ve hand-picked. This kit includes everything you’ll need to sew your own gorgeous coat. Available in five stunning colours, The Coat Kit […]

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