Sew Hip 40 has arrived!

Sew Hip 40 has arrived at the All Craft Media office! This issue includes patterns for a chic beret seen on our cover, an amazing embroidered lampshade and an oversized clutch. We no longer have the pull out pattern sheet but instead all the patterns are inside or can be downloaded. Advertisements


TIME TO STOCK UP YOUR STASH WITH ABAKHAN SALE FABRICS! You can’t get more satisfaction then when you finish making the perfect party frock, and Abakhan stores ( are giving you the ideal excuse to get creative, with their Wedding and Dress Fabrics event, running from Friday 23rd March to Sunday 25th, where you can … Continue reading

Errata – Rainbow Quilt – Yellow strip – Issue 38

  Please note that the backing squares for the yellow stars should be cut to a measurement of 4 1/2″ instead of the measurement of 5 1/2″ as previously stated. In addition, the approximate cutting length and width of the wadding and backing fabric is as follows 171 cm (67 1/2″) x 151 cm (60″) although this will largely … Continue reading

Vintage style

Last week I (Wendy Gardiner) thoroughly enjoyed a one-day workshop in at The Cloth Kits shop in Chichester. For me it was supreme pleasure to spend the day sewing – for myself! Together with fellow students and ably taught by Maria Pully, a bespoke bridal designer, I made a vintage 1950s style dress in a … Continue reading


CELEBRATE ALL THINGS FABRIC AND FAB AT THE TEXTILE FAIR If you need some springtime inspiration or just love shopping around for the most gorgeous fabrics, then you should check out the Textile Fair in Braintree on Sunday 25th March. The fair, hosted by the Warner Textile Archive, will be buzzing with the region’s best … Continue reading


For the ultimate experience in museum-quality contemporary crafts, then you should visit the COLLECT International Art Fair, at the Saatchi Gallery in London, from the 11th to 14th May. With artists from across the globe inhabiting the famous gallery, you won’t know where to start, as you are surrounded by stunning ceramics, glass pieces, jewellery, … Continue reading


When?: 17 – 18th March Where?: The Textile Space, Chichester More info: What is it?: Pattern Cutting From Beginning to End – All materials are provided in this comprehensive class taught by Alison Egerton who teaches how to cut and sew up a garment from a pattern and how to sew the toile, making … Continue reading


When?: 3rd – 4th March Where?: Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex More info: There’s something for everyone at this unique fair, whether you just want to shop, admire crafty creations in the galleries or get stuck in with a wide selection of workshops, demonstrations and taster sessions in areas such as glass blowing, pottery, jewellery … Continue reading

New Publisher appointed at All Craft Media

All Craft Media today announce that Emmeline Farrell, has accepted the role of Craft Publisher within the company. Kerrie Allman will hand over all of her editorial / publisher responsibilities to her from 1st March and will then move into a new role. Emmeline is currently employed by All Craft Media as editor of Simply … Continue reading


Hello again you lovely sewistas, ISSUE 39 We’re blogging to apologise for not including two of the Retro Bag pattern pieces in issue 39. So if you’re wanting to make it, you now have everything you need! Just click on the picture below and print at 100% to ensure it’s the correct size. So you … Continue reading