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How to Sew

Button Down Shirt to Dress – Sky Turtle Sewing Blog …. ‘Reuse, remake, mend. Spend, buy, consume.’  Ina Ghita has produced her second Liberty refashioning tutorial and she asks .. ‘How many clothes do you buy in a month? What about a year? And how many of those do you end wearing more than once? […]

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New Sewaholic Renfrew Top pattern

by Susan on January 28, 2012

New Sewaholic Renfrew Top pattern …… The 5th pattern in the Sewaholic range is being launched end Jan and will be in stock on the Sewbox website mid Feb.  The Sewaholic Renfrew Top is the perfect basic Tee!  A fitted knit top with sleeve and neckline variations – mix and match these options for unlimited […]


Join the DIY Couture sewing revolution! Sewbox stocks the DIY Couture books.  These books designed by Rosie Martin remove the need for complex sewing patterns. They contain a set of simple, visual instructions, which help you to make a particular garment type, that can be almost endlessly re-invented. Diagrams and pictures take the maker through […]


E is for Elastic

by Leah Taylor on July 29, 2010

I wrote this post for the Sewing Directory‘s brilliant A-Z of sewing. Each week, a guest blogger will write about a particular aspect of sewing, until the whole alphabet has been covered! I love elastic. It is a great way to make quick and easy, not to mention flexible, waistbands – essential for babies and […]

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A beginner’s guide to interfacing

by Leah Taylor on April 16, 2010

As I added new fusible interfacing products to the Sewbox shop, I got to thinking about how confusing it can be for a beginner sewer when they first buy interfacing. It’s not the most exciting topic, and it can be difficult to find good advice on how to choose, buy and apply interfacing. So I […]


10 must-have items for a beginner’s sewing kit

by Leah Taylor on August 4, 2009

Learning to sew can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re looking at buying your equipment for the first time. There are so many sewing tools available, it’s hard to know what you need, what’s nice to have, and what’s more of a hindrance than a help. Here I have compiled a list of my […]