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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We’re ready for The Stitch Festival 27 Feb – 1 Mar

We are ready for THE STITCH FESTIVAL and can’t wait to see you! Taking place from the 27th February – 1st March at The Business Design Centre in London. The Stitch Show (formerly Knitting and Stitching) is one of the definitive events for anyone interested in textile-based craft. There will be lots of workshops, demonstrations […]

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We’re at The Stitch Festival – 27th February – 1st March

We’re so excited to tell you that The Avid Seamstress team will be at THE STITCH FESTIVAL! Taking place from the 27th February – 1st March at The Business Design Centre in London. The Stitch Show (formerly Knitting and Stitching) is one of the definitive events for anyone interested in textile-based craft. There will be […]

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Knitting & Stitching 2019

We can’t believe how quickly the time has gone since K&S October at Ali Pali. So much work goes into these shows and we just love them! We get to meet our amazing customers plus introduce ourselves to those that haven’t seen our sewing patterns yet. With the exciting added element of the fashion show […]

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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

the blazer etsy product link

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!

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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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