• 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.

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  • Well, the new Atelier Brunette sweatshirt fabric collection has not disappointed us! New in this week are these four gorgeous, soft French terry fabrics. Made with 95% cotton and 5% elastane, they are stretchy (30% stretch percentage), ultra soft and easy to sew. With a density of 250g/m2, they are ideal for sewing sweatshirts, trousers and casual dresses for children and adults.  Continue reading

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