Monday, 29 February 2016

Sew Scrumptious Spring Fabric Giveaway!

Please note that this giveaway is now closed. The winner is Kath Dwyer

Its the start of Spring and these gorgeous new fabrics from Lewis & Irene's 'Bunny Garden' collection have arrived so we thought it was time for a fabric giveaway to celebrate!

You can win half a metre of each of the six Bunny Garden fabrics we are stocking. Thats 2.5 metres of fabric in total!


The collection is really pretty with lots of muted greys and pinks and some very cute bunnies. 


 
 




The Giveaway ends on the 14/3/16 at 12pm. UK entries only. Please see below for how to enter.

If you can't wait to get your hands on our lovely fabrics, just type SPRING at the checkout to get a 5% discount on all of our fabrics. The discount is valid until the end of March. Be sure to tell your friends! Just pop over and have a look at our website - www.sewscrumptious.co.uk


Saturday, 26 December 2015

Fabulous Fabric Sale!

The Sew Scrumptious fabulous fabric sale is now on. Hundreds of fabrics have been reduced including Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake and Cotton & Steel fabrics. Get them while you can as they won't last long!


You can find all out SALE fabrics here

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Cotton & Steel fabrics have arrived.....

We are really pleased to be stocking Cotton & Steel Fabrics on the Sew Scrumptious website. Coton & Steel is a collective of some of our favourite fabric designers including Sarah Watts and Melody Miller. You can find the fabrics on the website here

 
 




We are offering a 5% discount on all our fabrics until the end of October. Just type BLOG5 at the checkout.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Tefal Access Steam Review

I was very excited to be asked to review the Tefal Access Steam garment steamer for Tefal. As someone who hates ironing I've always wondered what clothes steamers are like as I've seen them being used in fancy clothes shops and dry cleaners.



This is a smaller version but still has a 1500W power output. You basically just fill up the tank with water, wait for 45 seconds and steam away! It gets rid of all creases and also sanitises the fabric at the same time. Its safe to use on all kinds of fabric even the most delicate.



I'm always really nervous about ironing delicate fabrics so thought it would be good to try it out on a new silk mix top I have that creases very easily and is very shiny and delicate.

Before photos (very creased!)




After photos



The steamer was absolutely brilliant on this silk top. You could see the creases disappear as you held the steamer in front of the fabric and it literally only took seconds. Will def be using this on all my delicate clothes from now on.

I also tried the steamer on some thicker cotton t shirt tops. It still worked well but it did take longer especially for really stubborn creases. It struggled a little bit on an linen jacket but to be honest so does the iron! I would definitely recomend this garment steamer for delicate tops and dresses and it woud be really useful for dressmakers using cotton or silk fabrics.


You can find out more including stockists on the Tefal website here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I know its only September but our Christmas fabrics are starting to arrive so I thought now would be a great time to remind you that there is a free Christmas Stocking tutorial on the Sew Scrumptious blog here.

You can download the pattern for free on the website here.





If you need a bit of inspiration re Christmas fabrics to use then you can view some of our range below or on the website here


 


 



 



 


  

  


 

Want an early Christmas Present? There is 10% off all our Christmas Fabrics. Just type XMAS at the checkout!  

Monday, 20 July 2015

My Messy Adventure!

We love Roald Dahl in this house. We have all the books, have been to see Matilda at the theatre and have tickets to see Charlie & the Chocolate Factory in London next month. I even sell Roald Dahl fabrics on my website so I was really interested to find out more when Persil got in touch about their new Roald Dahl inspired interactive story which aims to encourage children to get outside during the summer holidays and get messy and dirty!


'My Messy Adventure' is an interactive story featuring characters from Roald Dahls best loved books. Its free to play on the Persil website here. You simply access the adventure on a tablet or smartphone and go outside with your children. The interactive adventure puts your child in the centre of the story and allows them to meet Roald Dahl's most famous characters. The children are encouraged to take photos of the great outdoors on their devices as part of the story and to take part in challenges and tasks such as hunting bugs or collecting leaves. A great fun way to get them outside and interact with nature. 

  
My 6 and 9 year olds loved being part of the story especially being allowed to take my phone outside with them to take photos! A great way to get them out of the house away from the TV. (Thats not me in the photo by the way. Its Gabby Logan who is promoting the interactive adventure. I wish I looked that glamourous in wellies!).

Pop over to the Persil website to have a look or keep an eye out for branded packs in the shops. You can also enter a competition to win your own family messy adventure!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

50 Fat Quarter Makes - Blog Hop

I'm in a book! A real life book sold on Amazon and everything!! I am beyond excited. 



50 Fat Quarter Makes edited by Ame Verso is a fab book full of projects made using fat quarters of fabric. A perfect way to use up the smaller bits of fabric that we all have. I was so pleased to be asked along with a host of other super talented designers and makers to contribute 5 projects for the book which has just been published and is available now.

My projects included a Handbag Size Tissue Holder, Dog Bandana Bib, Christmas Stocking, Camisole Top and Drawstring Bag



  


 


There are some fantastic projects in the book by some great sewing bloggers. You can find details of all of their fantastic blogs below. Pop over and have a look and say hi. 

Some of my favourite projects in the book and ones which I mean to try out very soon are

Quirky Pencil Case


Cute Collar Bib

 Ditsy Teddy Bear


 Pocket Organiser

 

The fabric for all of the projects was supplied by www.stitchcraftcreate.co.uk


You can buy the book on Amazon here

To find out more about the book and the blog hop, pop over to these fantastic blogs over the next week.

Monday 1st June - Jo Avery -  myBearpaw
Tuesday 2nd June - Liz Betts - BetsyBetts
Wednesday 3rd June - Ali Burdon - VeryBerryHandmade
Thursday 4th June - Jesse Fincham - MessyJesse
Friday 5th June - Louise Horler - SewScrumptious
Monday 8th June - Kevin Kosbab - Feeddog
Tuesday 9th June - Emily Levey - StrawberryPatchRamblings
Wednesday 10th June - Cynthia Shaffer
Thursday 11th June - Kaye Prince - MissPrint
Friday 12th June - Ame Verso - StitchCraftCreate