Want to win a free pattern?

To help us provide an even better experience for you in the future, we are collecting feedback with the survey below. Click here to start the survey! Typically, it takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. After you finish, you will automatically be entered to win a free The Avid Seamstress sewing pattern of your choice! Survey closes midnight UK time on Sunday 22 Jan. Good luck! The Avid Seamstress Team  


An exciting 2017 lined up – come and join us!

We’ve had a wonderful 2016! Thank you for your support. We’ve seen some amazing makes with our patterns and are delighted that you love our patterns as much as we do! 2017 is going to be an exciting year for us and we’d love for you to join us on our sewing journey! Here are our current keys dates …. Saturday 18 March Dress in a day workshop Come and make The Sheath Dress with us at Sew in Brighton – a fun and lovely sewing day making this gorgeous dress and making new friends. For all the details –…


Our new pattern has arrived!

We are happy to announce the arrival of our latest sewing pattern – The Raglan Adult / Dress top! The Raglan is a simple, modern dress / top cut in an A-line silhouette with a facing and invisible zip at the back neck. With optional inner / outer pockets and short / long sleeves, this pattern is as versatile as you are. An elegant and playful fit, the Raglan beautifully sways with every step! Pattern sizes UK 6 – UK 22 Suggested Fabrics Lightweight to medium weight fabrics – wovens, chambray, crepes, silk, viscose & cottons.     


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!


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…