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!

workshops and sewing

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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Say hello to our brand new sewing patterns

new sewing patterns coat and dress

We are so excited to showcase the two latest patterns to our sewing pattern range. So, without further ado, let us introduce you to the new Avid Seamstress sewing patterns ready to swing their way to your sewing table. The Coat Inspired by classic tailoring, we’ve created a coat pattern that not only looks fabulous but is […]

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Come and see us at Knitting & Stitching 1-4 March

knitting and stitching show march 2018

We’re so excited to tell you that The Avid Seamstress team will be exhibiting at this year’s Spring Knitting & Stitching Show taking place at Olympia London. From 1-4th March, The Spring Knitting & Stitching show is one of the definitive events for anyone interested in textile-based craft. There will be lots of workshops, demonstrations and […]

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Thanks for entering our survey. Read more to find out if you won!

Dear Avid Seamstresses We hope you had a good January and have had fun planning your 2018 sewing plans for the year ahead. As you know, we’re in the middle of a very busy and exciting time at the Avid Seamstress HQ with our new sewing patterns set to launch anytime soon. We can’t wait […]

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Find out our big plans for 2018 plus enter our survey competition

Sewing workshop survey

Dear Avid Seamstresses January seems to be off to a flying start and we hope that this month is treating you well. At the end of last year, we hinted that we have some exciting news lined up for 2018. First up, we expanded our team to include our fabulous new member Cait who has joined […]

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Happy Happy Holidays

Wishing you a wonderful festive break. We hope that your holidays are filled with love, family, great food, a glass or two of the bubbly stuff and, of course, spent doing the craft you love. We’re going to put our feet up and dream of all the amazing things we have planned for 2018! You […]

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Our brand new limited edition Raglan Sewing Kits have arrived

If you’re looking to treat yourself or a special someone who loves sewing, our Raglan sewing kits will be the perfect gift under this year’s Christmas tree. We’ve taken our popular Raglan Dress sewing pattern and paired it with the most sumptuous metallic linen available in three stunning colours; dusky rose, sand and storm. Each […]

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