Sew Crafty Sub Club 2017

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Introducing a brand new venture for Sew Crafty, in association with the fantastic GillyMac Designs! Welcome to our very first Sew Crafty Sub Club!

The Sew Crafty Sub Club is a subscription service where every year we will present a different collectable project for you to follow along at home, over the coming months, and end up with a beautiful final piece of work you can be proud of. Along the way, you will have picked up a whole new bunch of skills, honed in some old ones, and hopefully made some new crafty friends!

This year, working with GillyMac Designs, the Sub Club is called SC Squared as we will be making a gorgeous applique quilt perfect for a baby or toddler. Something they can grow with and keep forever. Personalised with their name, and in a colour they love, this will be the perfect handmade keepsake for any family.

Sam & Gill

 

What’s a sub club?

The club will run for 12 months. You can purchase each month from the website separately, when they are released, for £25.95 +P+P. But if you subscribe to the club you pay just £19.95 a month, inc P+P, you’ll get your regular subscription box, lessons online, plus you get access to our three bonus lessons, and get a tonne of extra fabric and thread thrown in for good measure. Once you have signed up, payments will leave your account every month without you even lifting a finger. All you have to do is wait for your box to arrive and get cracking on the next block.


Subscribe now for just £19.95 a month inc P+P

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What do I get?

In each subscription box, you will get all the fabric and thread you need to complete that square of the quilt. This will usually mean enough (and more if you subscribe) beautiful Dashwood Twist fabric and thread in your chosen colour scheme, as well as plenty Bondaweb to keep you going. You can choose pink, blue or grey colour schemes. But all are gorgeous!

You will also receive the monthly lessons, written and designed exclusively for us by the wonderful GillyMac designs. These feature the step by step instructions on how to create your beautiful quilt.

Don’t forget to join our very special Facebook group, where Sew Crafty and Gill will be on hand to answer any questions, and you can meet everyone else giving the club a go!

The first box will be posted in the first week of February.

What skills will be covered?

In this club you will learn how to applique like a master, joining and quilting, as well as backing and binding the whole thing to finish it off.

Anything else?

In addition to the subscription boxes, we have bonus products on the website set up just for this year’s project.

If you’re starting from absolute scratch, why not check out Gill’s Essential Tool Kit available now, featuring almost everything you need to get cracking. RRP £54 but discounted to just £45 at the moment. Woo!

If you just want to grab everything you need now, you can purchase the entire 12 months worth of Dashwood Twist, binding, bondaweb, thread and wadding for the exclusive price of just £155.95 (RRP £193.15). So it all depends on how you’d like to do it! The classes will still be released monthly online.  Or you might prefer to subscribe and look forward to the box landing on your mat each month; it’s up to you! Also, if you subscribe, you will end up with a whole heap of gorgeous, spare Dashwood fabric and thread to be able to make the bonus projects, matching accessories and add to your stash, where the full one off kit comes with just enough for the quilt.

If you would like to just get the pattern and instructions by themselves, with no kit, they will also be available to purchase on the website each month for just £3.50.

The subscription boxes will be letter box size so don’t worry about having to wait in for these if you have a standard letter box.

PS If you are local to Maidenhead, the lovely Gill will also be holding classes especially for those of us following the subscription club, where she will be able to help you piece together and bind your quilt one on one. They are on the 13th of Sept and the 21st of October. Cost £50 each. And last from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Limited spaces are available. Please email mail@gillymacdesigns.com or call 07818 551232 to book!


Subscribe now for just £19.95 a month inc P+P

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Phew! If you’ve got this far I’m sure you’re just as excited as us and ready to get cracking! Simply subscribe by clicking the button below and then head straight over to our Facebook group to say Hi!

Don’t forget to use #scsubclub and #scsquared when popping photos of your blocks on social media. We’ll launch a giveaway using these hashtags in a few months.

Acrylic necklaces collab of joy!

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We are so so chuffed to introduce you to these very special brand new acrylic necklaces in the shop and available to buy right now! Sammy has been working behind the scenes with a few amazing designer/makers lately. Including the very talented Jo of Hello Sunshine. If you haven’t heard of her, you must pop over to her website at the first available opportunity. Or find her on Instagram now @sunshine_jo. Her design eye and style are just brilliant, and we couldn’t wait to find an excuse to work with her. We hope you love them as much as we do, and maybe find it as hard as we have to pick a favourite! 😀

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These are extremely limited edition so worth grabbing your fave now whilst its still in stock.

Each design comes in a luxe grey gift box and is perfect for your crafty sewist chum or relative, or maybe to stick on your own wishlist this year from Mr Claus?

Click each image to head straight to the corresponding listing. Go go go!

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Christmas at Sew Crafty

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We’re so excited that we can FINALLY legitimately talk about the dreaded C word now! Eee!

This year we have a very exciting and varied Christmas collection in the shop. Something for everyone we like to think! From the hard wearing budget fabrics, to the high end posh ones for gorgeous projects, plenty of buttons and tons of gifts for your craft loving friends and families! Feel free to peruse the Christmas Collection now, and maybe even make a list to send to Father Christmas? He shops here all the time don’t you know?

See below for almost everything new we have this year, though we are adding stuff every day so keep checking back!

Click any of the images for the corresponding listing and enjoy!

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NEW IN: Dashwood Twist New Colours!

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Twist collection Four is the latest basic in 6 colours to compliment and co-ordinate with Dashwoods other collections and your latest sewing project!

100%cotton fabric by Dashwood Studio.

112cm 44”’ wide.

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Designed and Printed in the United Kingdom.

Care instructions (from the manufacturer):

Machine wash cold (30°C), wash dark colours separately, no bleach. Tumble dry low, remove promptly, use warm iron.

We love the entire Dashwood Twist collection and are SO SO happy they’ve brought out these warm vibrant colours for winter! Lovely! Click the images above and below to go straight to the listing.

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Our cotton fabrics are priced by the 1/2 metre.

For instance if you wish to buy 1 and a 1/2 metres set you quantity to 3.

Order will be cut in continuous lengths.

We will happily send samples for colour matching. You are limited to 3 free samples per order. Please call customer services on 01628 620703.

 

Enjoy!

Sew Crafty Design Team – October Projects

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October was a busy busy month for our gorgeous Design Team. Hopefully by now you’ve got them all on Instagram and have been following their adventures. Here’s a handy round up of everything they got up to, where you can find their projects and exactly what they used and where you can get your own! Yes, VERY handy! So sit back, and get ready to peruse some pure gorgeous creativity and to make lots of notes and pins for your own gorgeous projects!

We have one more month of this round of Design Team projects, then we’re taking a break for December and starting round 2 in January! Exciting! If you’d like a chance to grab £100 worth of Sew Crafty stock to create your own projects with then drop us a line on carly@sewcraftyonline.co.uk with a wee bit about yourself and links to your websites/social media and we’ll let you know soon if you’ve made it onto the next round!

Meanwhile, here’s what the gang have been up to this month – Enjoy! x

 

 

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Steph is @stitchitmama on Instagram.

This month Steph chose some gorgeous Dashwood Millefleur to create a unicorn and a pixie rider friend! Keep up to date with Steph on her Instagram and as soon as the full project is finished you’ll be able to learn all about it over on her blog Stitch it Mama!

This month Steph used:steph2steph

 

 

 


Tina 1

 

Tina is @missdaisypatterns on Instagram.

This month Tina has brilliantly put together a FREE pattern and tutorial on how to make this adorable hanging mobile! Click through to find out how to do it yourself now!

This month Tina used:

 

 


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Zoe is @floralandfeather on Instagram.

This month Zoe picked up the round weaving loom and some perfect coloured Natura cotton yarn to weave with! A few of the girls picked weaving this month! Its such a cosy, snuggly craft to do for Autumn and they’ve given us the bug too. Find out the 5 things Zoe learnt whilst weaving in the round over on her blog right now!

This month Zoe used:

 

 

 

 

 


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Dominique is @dominique.major on Instagram.

Dominique is our Queen of sweet trendy dressmaking, and this month is no exception! She chose to create the beautiful Martha from Tilly and the Buttons. Brilliant! Dominque has her own blog and YouTube channel where you can keep up with all her adventures!

This month Dominque used:dommajordom

 

 

 


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Lou is @imstudiolou on Instagram.

This month Lou made some gorgeous ombre cushions with this fabric and  leopard print binding! Genius! We can’t get over how cool this looks. Meow! Find out exactly how she did it over on her blog, I’m Studio Lou, right now!

This month Lou used:louimstudiolou

 

 

 


 

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Kristi is @delightfullykristi on Instagram.

Kristi has given herself a challenge this month! We won’t spoil her plans but the photos are a clue. She’s also having a go at weaving, which we can’t wait to see!

This month Kristi used:kristiimg_0932

 

 


 

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Maria is @fairiesbubblesco on Instagram.

Lovely Maria is just so cool its crazy. This month she’s going to make a beautiful cosy shirt for herself out of this beautiful brushed cotton. Check out her blog right now for her how-to! Everything feels so high end on there, its such a brilliant take on dress making, we love it!

This month Maria used:mariafairiesbubblesco

 

 

 


 

rudy

 

Rudy is @roodles_runique on Instagram.

Rudy is famous for choosing the most amazing fabrics for her sewing projects. And this months is NO exception. Shes currently in a pickle about which colour banding to use though! Head over to her Instagram now to give her a hand, and stay tuned for her final dress coming very soon! We shall update this post when its all done.

This month Rudy used: rudyroodlesrunique

 

 


 

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Chloe is @cotton_clara on Instagram.

This month Chloe also cast her own individual style on the incredibly addictive craft of weaving! She added some really gorgeous embellishments by adding something a bit different in the form of the pom pom and bobble trimmings – genius! Check out her blog post now to see exactly how she created this absolutely adorable woven bag.

This month Chloe used: chloe chloe2

 

If you have no idea what’s going on here, head to the blog post where we introduced everyone a few weeks ago. And stay tuned to our social medias for more on the upcoming projects!

Toodle pip!

We’ve been nominated for The British Craft Awards 2017

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We are INCREDIBLY excited to announce that we have been nominated by the Immediate Media Team (the girls and guys behind Simply Sewing and Mollie Makes magazines) to win Sewing Retailer of the Year at The British Craft Awards! Eee! Isn’t that amazing? We are so so chuffed.

You can vote in The British Craft Awards right now by heading to their website and clicking your faves in each category question. We’re right at the end of the SEWING category.

Click the link below and click “Sewing” to find our question! 😀 Thanks in advance!

If you’re a UK resident you’ll also get the chance to enter the prize draw for a chance to win big! They have a total of £500 Amazon vouchers up for grabs! Voting closes at 11.59pm on Tuesday 20th December 2016 and will be announced at the CHSI Stitches show in February.

Wish us luck!

>>> www.britishcraftawards.com <<<

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NEW IN: Colour Coded Thread Listings

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We like to try and make life as easy as poss here, so to help you out a little more, we now have our entire thread collection in colour themes for quick access and search. Click the images below to find your ideal thread colour. If you’re having trouble colour matching please don’t hesitate to contact us and we can colour match for you here!

None of these threads are available in our previously put together colour kits like the Millefleur that goes with this seasons Dashwood collection perfectly!

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NEW IN: The Made Arcade NEW Kits

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Each kit provides everything you need to sew a gorgeous stitched piece of artwork – a perfect original gift for anyone who would like to learn to sew or just a fun project for yourself! Ideal for beginners to have a go at the fun art of embroidery or a fantastic piece to show off your embroidery stitch skills!

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The Make Arcade say about their products:

‘We are passionate about sewing, craft, design and creating! We design these kits in our Salisbury studio and put each one together individually by hand to create some unique crafty loveliness!’

Click the photos to head straight to the shop listing for each! Enjoy!

PS Let us know if you have a go at any of these kits by using the hashtag #showcrafty on Instagram or Twitter! We can’t wait to see how you get on!

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Design Team Insta Round-Up – October

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We’re a few weeks into our Design Team project and boy are we blown away by the amount of creativity and talent out there! We’ll be doing a proper round up soon, but for now we thought we’d show off the beautiful Instagram photos that the girls have been sharing, remind you of their accounts, fill you in on what they’re designing using almost exclusively stuff WE sell, I mean, how cool is that?

 

Steph 1Steph is @stitchitmama on Instagram.stitchitmama

This month Steph chose some gorgeous Dashwood Millefleur to
create a unicorn and a
pixie rider friend! Here is the unicorn, and we’re in love!

 

 
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Tina is @missdaisypatterns on Instagram.

This month Tina has brilliantly put together a FREE pattern and tutorial on how to make this adorable hanging mobile! Click through to find out how to do it yourself now!

 

 

zoe1Zoe is @floralandfeather on Instagram.floralfeather

This month Zoe picked up the round weaving loom and some perfect coloured natura cotton yarn to weave w
ith! We can’t wait to see the finished piece! A few of the girls picked weaving this month! Its such a cosy, snuggly craft to do for Autumn and they’ve given us the bug too!

 

 

Dominique1

Dominique is @dominique.major on Instagram.dommajor

Dominique is our Queen of sweet trendy dressmaking, and this month is no exception! She’s chosen to create the beautiful Martha from Tilly and the Buttons, with this stunning Navy spotted chiffon! Brilliant!

 

 

 

Lou (1)

Lou is @imstudiolou on Instagram.imstudiolou

Lou is planning to make some gorgeous ombre cushions with this fabric and the leopard print binding! Genius! This is going to look so cool! Can’t wait to see!

 

 

 

Kristi1

Kristi is @delightfullykristi on Instagram.img_0932

Kristi has given herself a challenge this month! We won’t spoil her plans but the photo is a clue. She’s also having a go at weaving, which we can’t wait to see!

 

 

 

Maria1

Maria is @fairiesbubblesco on Instagram.fairiesbubblesco

Lovely Maria is just so cool its crazy. This month she’s going to make a beautiful blouse/tunic for herself out of this beautiful brushed cotton. Check out her blog right now for her other projects. Everything feels so high end on there, its such a brilliant take on dress making, we love it! Can’t wait to see the finished project.

 

rudy

Rudy is @roodles_runique on Instagram.roodlesrunique

Rudy is being sneaky this month and just showing her followers this teaser. Hehe! Follow her on Instagram now to see her project as soon as she announces it.

 

 

chloe Chloe is @cotton_clara on Instagram.cottonclara

Chloe is being a bit of a tease this month but joining in the unexpected trend this month with this bright weave with a twist! Isn’t it cool! Follow her now to find out the full picture soon!

 

 

 

If you have no idea what’s going on here, head to the blog post where we introduced everyone a few weeks ago. And stay tuned to our social medias for more on the upcoming projects and how you can apply to  join the next Design Team later in the year!

Toodle pip!

Dashwood Advent Calendar Tutorial 2016

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This tutorial is for the Dashwood Advent Calendar we released a few years ago called Christmas Wishes, but you can use the exact same method to create the brand new Festive Friends Advent Calendar too! If you make one of these please do share it with us on social media by using the hashtag #showcrafty so we can see how you get on! Enjoy!

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For this you will need: Dashwood Advent Panel, Sewing thread, Iron, Sewing Machine (optional) Wadding, Backing fabric, Scissors and Bias binding.

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The advent calendar, like many printed fabric calendars does have instructions on the edges, sometimes they can be a little limited. Dashwood’s however are pretty good.

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Start as they suggest by cutting out your back panel and the pocket strips.

Folding over the top seam allowance on the pocket strips, sew a straight line all the way along the top edge.

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Continue to do this for all the strips.

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Then one of the most fiddly but important steps to get your calendar to look really good is to iron small box pleats between each pocket.

Then iron under the bottom seam allowance to help hold those pleats in place before you can get to the machine.

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Sew down the edge of each pocket, when it comes to the centre of the pleat, be careful not to stich down the egdes of the pockets but to catch only the back of the pleat to the back panel.

Work your way along each strip then finish off the row by sewing along the bottom of the strip of pockets all at once.

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By doing this rather than stitching the three edges directly to the backing your pockets have a little more room to fit larger advent gifts in.

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Carry on in the same way until you have attached all the rows of pockets to the back panel.

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The next step is to add your backing fabric, I used a fat quarter.

Place your panel and the backing with right sides  (printed sides) together.

Sew all the way around three edges along the line where the red and green print meets.

Turn your calendar right side out.

Leave one edge open so you can insert a layer of wadding the size of your backing panel.

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Pop your layer of wadding in and to keep it in place you can stitch through all the layers. We stitched around the inside of the red border and in-between each row of pockets.

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To close up the open edge we sewed bias binding in a complimentary colour across the top and added some tabs to hang it on to a dowel.

If you prefer sew a strip along the top just on the backside to take a dowel.

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I hope that has helped any of you thinking of having a go at making this. We have just a few of this panel, Christmas Wishes, left in the shop at the moment, but a whole load of brand new Festive Friends, if that takes your fancy instead. Both are just gorgeous. Let us know how you get on! 😀

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