What’s new in The Sewing Studio for this month?
Each and every month we introduce new online sewing courses, projects and tutorials into The Sewing Studio. Which means the start of the month is always by far the most exciting! This month is no different, with a new exclusive pattern, three new projects and part 3 of our ongoing Pattern Cutting Series. We hope you enjoy!
Introducing The Rosa Top
This month we introduced a NEW exclusive pattern, the Rosa Top. A lovely quick and easy sewing pattern to make in just a few hours. Included in the in-depth course you can download the PDF Pattern UK Sizes 8-30.
The batwing top is a wardrobe essential and the perfect choice for any occasion. Sharon and Claire are wearing theirs with a pair of Portia Trousers and white trainers for a casual daytime look. Dress up your Rosa with a pair of slim fit Hero Trousers or the Desdemona Skirt for an evening dinner with friends.
What’s even better about The Rosa Top is that it’s a very simple style to alter so you can make far more from just one pattern. The batwing shape works for all shapes and sizes and you can change the neckband, cuff and waistband to suit your own personal style.
If you are already a Sewing Studio Silk Member, you can access the online video in the in-depth courses section of your account.
Ready to get started and learn to sew online? ‘How to make the Rosa Top’ in-depth sewing course is included in our Silk Membership, learn more and join us here.
Pattern Cutting Series: Drafting a Bodice Block
Struggling to find garments that fit you well? Developing your own block patterns could be the solution for you. Blocks are a great way to start off pattern cutting, as you can make them to your own specifications. I really like the bodice block as it gives you plenty of different options to use afterwards.
New to pattern drafting? A good place to start would be with our Skirt Drafting Block (Pattern Cutting Series 2). This is a nice, simple one to help get you started and to get your head around the jargon used. As with any skilled craft there are some tools and pieces of equipment that will make your life much easier. For the 101 on the tools you’ll need to draft your own patterns, head to The Hub and find the featured ‘Pattern Cutting Equipment’ article.
Set of Pattern Weights
Forget about tins, books, bottles or anything heavy within reach. Create your own lovely set of pattern weights for your next sewing project. It’s also a perfect way to use up your fabrics scraps!
We made 10 pattern weights and used all of our colours in our linens, but you can use most woven fabrics and make as many as you like. Making a whole set and gifting them to a friend who sews would make a wonderful present.
Ready to get stitching? Find the full tutorial in the Sewing Studio – Available for Wool and Silk Members.
Not yet a member? Sign up here.
Reversible Bucket Hat
Bucket hats make a comeback – we say they never went away! Perfect for the summer to keep you cool and shaded when the sun is out. The beach, the garden, the park or even at a festival (if we are ever allowed to attend these again) this bucket hat will see you right.
Featured in our Projects section of The Sewing Studio. We guide you through step-by-step how to make your own Bucket Hat, with photos for each stage.
The four part sewing lesson includes:
1. Making Up The Hat Band
2. Attaching The Crown
3. Sewing The Hat Brim
4. Attaching The Brim To The Crowns
Embroidered ‘Dad’ Greeting Card
There’s no denying that a handmade card goes a long way! Knowing someone has spared the time to make you something special is always heartwarming. Not only is it a great way to brighten up someone’s day, it’s also the perfect opportunity to practise your embroidery skills.
With Father’s Day later this month, this project is a lovely way to treat the ‘father figure’ in your life. Whether it’s your dad, grandfather, friend, son and whoever, show them how much you value them. It is also a simple project, that would be lots of fun for children to make.