Alice’s 5 Photography Dos and Don’ts

Alice from The Polka Dot Palace joins us today for a guest blog post: I’ve loved photography for years, so much so, it was the main part of my degree. However, taking photos of myself, and photos of my makes, opened up a whole new realm of photography, and one that took me a long […]

Nisan’s Top 5 Tips for Photographing your Makes!

Today we have a guest blog post from the incredibly talented Nisan, who you may know from Instagram  Nisan’s photos have such a recognisable and distinctive style that we love! As part of Snip, Sew, Snap, we invited her to share her wisdom: 1) Lighting is one of the most (if not the most) […]

Snip, Sew, Snap: the prizes!

Edit – the deadline has been extended to 13th June! Last week we announced our new challenge for the sewing community: Snip, Sew, Snap. In case you missed it, you can read all about it here. We promised lots of fab prizes, and we are here to deliver! To be in with a chance of […]

It’s time to Snip, Sew, Snap!

Edit – the deadline has been extended to 13th June! Hands up if you’re tired of taking photos of your handmade outfits in the same spot at home. We pour our heart and soul into creating unique, one of a kind makes, so we’re setting out to apply that dedication into photographing our projects, too. […]

My favourite skirt and trouser patterns

I love wearing separates for versatility and there are some great indie patterns out there right now. This week I am looking at my favourite skirt and trouser patterns to help you build your handmade wardrobe. SKIRTS The Madeleine skirt by Victory Patterns is such a chic piece! It can be made in lots of […]

Sagebrush top – pattern review

Even though the pattern was released last year, it’s only recently that the Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush top has really caught my eye enough to make it to the top of my sewing to do list! It’s a pretty and wearable blouse with a breezy fit and gorgeous puff sleeves. I decided to make mine […]

A blooming Bloomsbury

This week, we have a guest blogger with us! Alice from The Polka Dot Palace has shared her experience of making the Nina Lee Bloomsbury Blouse.   A few months ago, it occurred to me that floaty fabrics don’t suit me. The easy-breezy yet glamorous style that looks great on others just feels frumpy on […]

Personalising your me-made clothes

I love the idea of adding fun touches to your handmade items to inject them with your own personality. You can do this with a sew in label or by adding designs with iron on vinyls. I teamed up with Happy Fabric this week to create an Instagram Live tutorial showing just how easy it […]

Easter Egg Hunt

We are so eggcited to be running a fun sewing community event on Good Friday…the Like Sew Amazing Easter Egg Hunt! There will be three images Easter eggs hidden in them on our website; you need to find those eggs, tell us where they are, and you’ll be in the running to win one of […]

My favourite dresses for spring

I find dresses to be really useful garments for springtime as they can be worn over tights and boots while the weather is still cooler, and then on their own as we move into the warmer months. This week I am looking at my favourite transitional dress patterns and how you can fit them into […]

My favourite tops for spring

As we move towards spring, now is a great time to make some transitional garments that will work well for the changeable weather. I like to wear separates and garments that can be layered up when it is colder, but can also work way into summertime. This week I am focusing on my favourite top […]

By Hand London fabric inspiration

I’m so delighted that the By Hand London sewing patterns are finally available in printed format again. When they were originally released, they were like collector’s items and looked so pretty altogether on a shelf! And in excellent news, the size range has been extended so that there are two size bands B Cup – […]