Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas for Modern Makers!

With Christmas coming up, I thought it would be good to have a little round up of the some of the lovely goodies out there that would make perfect gifts for people who love sewing and fabric. Its a great way to drop a big hint to your loved ones! Here are my top 20........




 
Love these Personalised Hooks for your sewing room from Country Pegs £30


 
A fab Sewing and Knitting Print from Old English Company £13.95



Pretty 'Sewing For Ever, Housework Whenever' Charm Brooch £20 Zamsoe



This Logo Screen Printing Craft Kit is so cool. You send Dinky Screens your logo and they send you back a personalised screen printing kit to use at home. £35 Dinky Screens



A custom made Hoop with a saying of your choice from Fizzy Pig. They have some awesome designs. 7" Hoop is £20, 5" is £15 and 4" is £10. Check out their Facebook Page


 
Love this Gold Star Tapestry Kit designed and made in the UK by Jessica Taylor Made £60




Make your own lampshade! Just add half a metre of fabric for the perfect lampshade. Sew Scrumptious £12.50 for 30cm Kit. Also available in 20cm.




The perfect stocking filler - Those Who Sew Quote Mug £9 from JillyJilly



This is so gorgeous. A Tape Measure Necklace £12.70 from Just K Jewellery


Cute Box of Buttons £6.95 from Annabel James. The box is so pretty and has a selection of 50 buttons inside.




This Sewing Kit £14.95 is also from Annabel James and matches the button box. Includes everything you need to start sewing. 




Love these sweet little A5 'Sewing Notes' Notepad from Ink & Ocean £1.70. Buy them for all your friends!


Everyone loves a vintage Singer. This fab Sewing Machine Tea Towel is from Poppy Treffrey £9.50


 
Perfect for any sewing room - Liberty Print Scissors and holder £8.95 John Lewis




These Pliers and 100 sets of press stud fasteners would make a great gift. Available from XCSource on Amazon £12.99


Love this Book of 36 Gutermann Threads £57 John Lewis



Gorgeous Fabric Bundles from Sew Scrumptious. Beautiful fabrics tied up with ribbon and a tag and wrapped in tissue paper ready for Christmas. From £11






'Make It, Own It, Love It' Sewing Book by Matt Chappell - Winner of the Great British Sewing Bee £8 Amazon






These have been on my personal wish list for the last 5 years! Beautiful Patchwork Tiles from Welbeck Tiles £80 for 16 tiles. One day!




Sometimes you just have to think big and aim high! Look at this gorgeous Oekaki Renaissance Sewing Machine - £459 from Toyota


So which is your favourite? I would love to know! Please feel free to share the list on social media and remember its great for dropping hints to loved ones....

Happy Shopping!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Make It, Own It, Love It - Book & Fabric Giveaway!

I am very excited to be reviewing and giving away a copy of this fab new sewing book by Matt Chapple - Winner of the BBC's 'Great British Sewing Bee'. I love the Sewing Bee and watch avidly so its great to see what the contestants do next.....


  
Make it, Own it, Love it is a great book that is perfect for both novice and more experienced sewers. Matt goes over the tool kit you will need to get started, writes about getting to know your machine, different types of fabric and stitches as well as a chapter on patterns and measurements.



There are really useful chapters on altering clothes, taking up hems etc (which people are always asking me to do!) 



Later chapters are great for those with more experience as Matt covers making clothes including bow ties, a blouse, scarf, skirts, a dress, and pyjama bottoms. The book also has a useful chapter on maintaining and repairing clothes.



All photos by Simon Brown
Its a fab, very practical book with some great projects for men too. Nice to have a male perspective on sewing for a change!

Make It, Own It, Love It by Matt Chapple is published by Jacqui Small. You can buy it on  Amazon here
One of my lovely blog readers has a chance to win a copy of the book along with a metre of fabric of your choice from the Sew Scrumptious website. Just leave a comment below telling me which fabric you would choose and I will pick a winner on Sunday 13th November 2016.
Happy choosing!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Fabulous Fabric Giveaway!

We love the new 'Sweet Escape' collection from Dashwood Studio so much that we have decided to give some away!



You can win a metre of each of the gorgeous fabrics below simply by leaving a comment on the blog. We just want to know whether you would like us to stock downloadable patterns on the Sew Scrumptious Fabric Website. You can gain extra entries by visiting our facebook and twitter pages too.








The giveaway ends on 31 August 2016 and is open to the UK only.

Good Luck!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

We LOVE Michael Miller!

We have just had a massive delivery from Michael Miller. They really are one of our favourite fabric designers. To celebrate all of the lovely new fabrics that we now have in stock, we have decided to give you a 5% discount code to use on all Michael Miller fabrics. Just type MM5 at the checkout. You can find all of our Michael Miller fabrics here

Here are a few of the new fabrics that have arrived...
 





 









 









A few old favourites are back in stock too...














 Happy Shopping!