• Are you passionate about all things stitch?  Are you fun, friendly, and super organised?  We are looking to fill a position at our Burwash Manor shop.  Come and join our team!

    We are advertising a Part Time Retail Assistant role.  The job is two days per week, including at least one weekend day.  The position is a fixed term contract (maternity leave) until March 2018, although a permanent contract may be negotiable beyond this period.

    For full details on the role, and how to apply please follow this link and download the job description.

    Closing date for applications is Thursday 23 March 2017 with interviews within w/c 27 March 2017 for a start date as soon as possible following selection.

  • Named Clothing Sewing Patterns Maisa Jacket and Ansa Dress & Top

    The new Named Clothing Playground Collection of sewing patterns was inspired by the simplicity and practicality of childrenswear. It is playful and careless, designed with careful attention to the usability, comfort and wearability of each garment. The pieces in this collection are easy to wear and simple to modify according to one’s own preferences. Interesting cuts and carefully structured details make the garments modern and stylish, and Playground follows the same elegant and feminine style that is characteristic of all Named Clothing collections.

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  • Have you seen the latest Megan Nielsen Karri Dress sewing pattern? It's a multi paneled dress with distinctive style lines, and as you can see from the photographs, this pattern is perfect for using up scraps of coordinating or contrasting fabrics, because of the small pattern pieces. But it is equally as striking and beautiful made up with just one fabric. Continue reading

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  • Cambridge 105 Radio Interview


    Back in July when I went to work without a coat and could even leave my jumper out the back (as proven by this podcast) the lovely Mary-Ann from Cambridge 105 radio came and interviewed me about Backstitch.

    A podcast of this interview has just come to light which you can listen to here.  I was obviously wittering on a little too much so it has been cut short rather abruptly but it gives you a flavour of what we are doing at Backstitch.

    Listen here!

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