Button earrings in 5 simple steps

To make a sweet and simple pair of fabric covered button earrings you will need: ┬áMaterials 2 x 19mm Self cover buttons with removable shanks 2 x 10mm Earring posts with earring backs 2 x 35mm Diameter fabric scraps or patterned fabric. Epoxy glue or strong metal glue. Tools Scissors Fabric marker Tracing paper/pencil. Pliers … Continue reading

The Big Redesign!

Who’s excited about issue 30? We are! We are! To go hand in hand with our brand new team, we’re giving Sew Hip a sparkling new redesign, so this next issue will be better than ever before! It goes to print on Monday, so it’s panic stations all around today, trying to get last minute … Continue reading

Guest post – Researching your next project

Before I start any kind of sewing project I always like to do a bit of research first to get ideas and inspiration for the fabric or pattern I am using. In the past I might have used a sketchbook or cut out pictures from magazines, but now I can do this all online. There … Continue reading

Sew Hip 29 – Mystery Quilt – Shhh!

As a Sew Hip contributor (Feedsack fabrics & Amy Bag in Issue 16) I was asked to design a patchwork block with a leaf design for a mystery project, using Oakshott fabrics (www.oakshottfabrics.com). Not a chore, as Oakshott sell wonderfully fine handwoven shot cottons ethically sourced from weavers’ cooperatives in India. The silky feel of … Continue reading

Sneak Peek!

Behind the scenes of a Sew Hip photo shoot! Ever wondered what it’s like on a Sew Hip photo shoot? Well, now you can get an EXCLUSIVE glimpse behind the scenes! One decidedly windy and chilly Tuesday morning, our fabulous photographer Dan worked his magic with the Faith pleated top for next issue (issue 30 … Continue reading