Our Anniversary

To say we are blown away by your incredible comments celebrating our Anniversary is an understatement. Thank you for taking the time to write why you love The Avid Seamstress patterns – every single comment means the world to us! We want to give something back to you as a thank you, so we’re offering free […]

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Celebrate with us

Hello Avid Seamstresses, We’re in full celebratory mood today because it’s our 2nd anniversary and we want you to celebrate with us. We owe so much of our success to you and your love of our sewing patterns, and we really couldn’t have done it without you. So, there’s a little treat up for grabs. […]

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Hot off the sewing machine – This Season’s Ultimate Party Dress

Shift Dress

As fun as Christmas is, it’s also a little daunting thinking about what to wear. Whether you’re off to your work party or thinking about the big day itself, it’s always nice to have a new dress with a bit of sparkle.  But finding the right dress can be a challenge. Well, fear not Avid […]

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Update your Day Dress with the latest sleeve trends

This year, the sleeve has garnered fashion limelight. From large flounces to exquisite pleats, 2017 has truly been the ‘year of the sleeve’. However, the thought of finding a new dress sewing pattern that features the latest sleeve trend may be a little daunting if not time-consuming, plus you may already have your go-to dress […]

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Autumn / Winter 2017 – discover this season’s style

As we deepen into the autumn/winter months, it’s time to update our wardrobes into pieces that are a little more warm and snug. Even though it’s getting chilly out, we’re certainly not putting our dresses away. In fact, our patterns are just as perfect for the festive months as they are summer. Here’s some tips on how to re-work your favourite […]

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Party dresses at the ready!

DID SOMEONE SAY P-A-R-T-Y? the New Craft House Winter Party is back! We know we’re not supposed to mention Christmas yet (although, um…it really is only 10 Fridays away), so instead we’re going to shout from the rooftops about the super exciting Winter Party that’s returning on the 9th December. Organised by the lovely team […]

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The Sheath Dress Workshop – 27/10 – at Ray Stitch

We’re teaching how to make the popular Sheath Dress next Friday (27/10) at Ray Stitch. During one day, you’ll learn how to cut and sew this easy dress, which features a flattering neckline, comfortable elasticated waist and sleeve options. You’ll also be able to boost your sewing skills by learning how to sew an invisible […]

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Studio Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for an organised and motivated individual to assist the founder of The Avid Seamstress, Lisa Falconer, on a variety of tasks across the operational side of the business. It’s a great chance to join our brand at a busy and exciting time and would be perfect for someone with a […]

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Our competition winners!

At the Great British Sewing Bee show in London and the Thread show in Farnham last month we shared three competitions with some fab prizes up for grabs, including an exclusive 1-to-1 sewing session with our founder, Lisa Falconer. The competitions have now closed and we’re super excited to announce the two winners in each category. Please […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee Live

We are still beaming after an incredibly successful show at The Great British Sewing Bee Live. Our stand was buzzing and we got the chance to meet so many of our instagram friends and all the incredible seamstresses that have made our garments! We met so many new friends and were delighted that people that […]

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Come and meet us at the best shows of the 2017

sewing shows the avid seamstress exhibits at

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you. We’re excited to be exhibiting at both the Great British Sewing Bee Live 21-24 September and Thread 30 September. Great British Sewing Bee Live Excel London 21-24 September 2017 With the Great British Sewing Bee Live 2017 just around the corner, we can’t help but count down […]

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You want to win, don’t you?

To celebrate the launch of our new pattern The Shift Dress we are offering two lucky people the chance to win a bundle of our sewing patterns! All you have to do is make The Shift Dress and photograph it out and about, tagging us and using hashtags #avidseamstresscompetition #theshiftdress#ilovetheshiftdress before 13 August! On 15 August we’ll announce […]

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The Shift Dress Blog Trail – Sew Dainty

The Shift Dress is on the blog trail again with lovely Kathryn from Sew Dainty who’s gorgeous floral version of The Shift Dress has us weak at the knees! You can head over to her blog page or read her lovely review here: Sew Dainty It’s such a pleasure to share with you today The Shift […]

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The Shift Dress Blog Trail – Sew By The SeaSide

The Shift Dress has hit the blog trail. First up is the stunning Samantha from Sew by The Seaside who has made her Shift Dress in a gorgeous crepe from Fabric Godmother. Sew By The Seaside – Samantha: The latest pattern from The Avid Seamstress is a gorgeous Shift Dress that has lots of gorgeous details, making it so […]

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Competition Time!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new pattern The Shift Dress we’re offering TWO lucky people the chance to win a bundle of Avid Seamstress patterns. All you have to do is make the Shift Dress and photograph it out-and-about before the 13th August 2017, then post to Instagram tagging @avidseamstress or our Facebook page theavidseamstress and using the following hashtags: #theshiftdress […]

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Our New Pattern Release – Meet The Shift Dress

The Shift Dress sewing pattern by The Avid Seamstress

                                    Hooray for new pattern launch day!  If you’re as excited as we are at the prospect of Summer sewing, then you’re going to love The Shift Dress. With its figure hugging lines and beautiful, feminine low-cut back, our latest […]

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Meet our Shift Dress Bloggers

Shift Dress Bloggers

We are delighted to introduce our bloggers that will be making up our new pattern The Shift Dress – Samantha @sewbytheseaside Dominique @dominique.major and Kathy @sew_dainty!! They’ve chosen their gorgeous fabric from @fabricgodmother and will be sharing their Shift Dress makes along the way! Sam’s gorgeous fabric choice: Dominique’s fun and quirky fabric! Kathy’s beautiful floral fabric!

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New Pattern Alert

Happy weekend everyone! We hope you’ve got lots of fun sewing time planned for this weekend but, before you get knee-deep into fabric and thread, we wanted to share some exciting news. As it’s the season of weddings, summer drinks al fresco and general bare legs on show, we thought you might need the perfect […]

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The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – Final Day – Completion of Dress!

  A big hello to you! It’s our final week of The A-Line Dress sew-a-long – you made it! After this your A-Line Dress will be finished and ready to take out on the town. As before, if you are only just joining us you can catch up at any point. If you haven’t got […]

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