Join us at Thread 2018

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, demonstrations, exhibitions and bookable workshops!  All patterns sold on the day will receive a gorgeous “made by An Avid Seamstress” label to sew into their garment. Tickets for thread…a festival […]

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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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Looking for the perfect present?

It’s December so we think it’s officially safe to say “Christmas Shopping”, but if the thought of traipsing through the shops fills you with dread, then look no further. We’ve made your shopping a little easier this year with the launch of our brand new e-gift cards. If you’re looking to treat a special someone […]

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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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