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A New Series for Sewing World Magazine

I’m very happy to be back with a new regular series for Sewing World magazine this month.  Even happier because it’s all about my favourite subject: Sewing With Knits!

I managed to catch up with Julie the editor at the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace last week and she gave me a copy of this issue hot off the press.  Here it is in all its glory:

Sewing with Knits

This first part is a thorough background to all the different kinds of knitted fabrics available and their versatile uses.  If you’re a new or experienced dressmaker who is terrified of sewing knitted fabrics, I recommend a read.  It’s nowhere near as scary as you think and I hope to dispel a few of the myths I regularly hear about working with knitted fabrics along the way.  This is the November issue of Sewing World and it’s out now!

The fabrics for this series have been generously provided by Art Gallery fabrics who have just introduced knitted fabrics into their comprehensive range.

If you’re tempted to have a go and struggle to find nice knitted fabrics, have a read of my “Where to Buy Stretch Knit Fabrics” guide here.

Customising Project Number 2 for Sewing World Magazine

It’s party season!  If you need a party outfit but don’t want to go out and buy something new, my customising project in the December issue of Sewing World magazine (on sale now!) may be just what you need.

Start with a plain old skirt…….

skirt customising

Add a few frills and ruffles……….

skirt customising……and ta-dah a party-worthy skirt!

skirt customising

In January’s issue I’ll be reviving a tired old sweatshirt…….

MIY Workshop and MIY Collection featured in Sewing World magazine

There’s an interview with yours truly in the February issue of Sewing World (out now, available at WH Smiths!):


My shrug sewing pattern (www.miycollection.co.uk) is also included as a full size pattern and instructions:


Sewing World has been around for a long time and the magazine has undergone a bit of a revamp in recent months, it contains a good range of projects including craft and dressmaking and there’s something in there for all sewing abilities.  It’s also pretty good value at £4.95.

What are you waiting for?!