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May 16, 2024


Written by Jenny Drew Choosing the best overlocker for your sewing style and your budget! Domestic overlockers have come A […]

March 30, 2024

Getting to know Carolina Oneto

In April we have the pleasure of welcoming quilting specialist Carolina Oneto to our studio for a series of modern […]

November 12, 2023

Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

IIIIIIIIIIT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! Well… almost. It’s certainly time to get your gift list together anyway. And if you’re the sort of […]

November 12, 2023

Shake off the September Slump: Autumnal Dressmaking Inspiration

As you may have seen on our Instagram, we’ve started creating inspiration mood-boards for the season to help you get […]

September 9, 2023

Spotlight on Paige Joanna

We’ve had the pleasure of catching up with the multi-talented digital content creator Paige Joanna about how she manages to […]

December 20, 2022

Benefits of Me-Time with SC Dawn!

Hey everyone! It’s Sew Confident Dawn here.  I cannot believe that’s us in December, where has this year gone! I […]

December 11, 2022

Our Sewing and Quilting Gift Guide

Stuck on what to buy your favourite crafty individual this Christmas? We’ve got you covered! Here at Sew Confident we’ve […]

November 11, 2022

Top 10 Scrap Busting Projects

All makers know the joys of having a sea of scraps on the floor after finishing a project. It can […]

August 23, 2022

Our Fave Pattern Drops From This Season!

Coralie Swimsuit by Tilly and the Buttons Instagram @tillybuttons Sew Confident Brown Swim Fabric Instagram @tillybuttons If you’re looking to […]

August 2, 2022

5 Hen Party Ideas in Glasgow

Time for one last fling before the ring! Are you the Head Hen in charge of planning your lovely bride-to-be […]

June 19, 2022

Here We Sew Again: Sustainable Sewing

Are you fed up with throwing out clothes that you don’t get use out of anymore? Maybe your favourite t-shirt […]

May 27, 2022

SC Chorley: A Super Fan’s Sewing Journey

Hey everyone, Dawn here!  I own Sew Confident Chorley and teach a number of our online and arm knitting classes. […]

May 6, 2022

Calling All Sewing Bee Fans!

If you haven’t caught up on The Great British Sewing Bee yet then don’t read any further! There’s only been […]

April 22, 2022

Sew it Begins: Get Sewing Bee Ready with Us!

It’s almost that time of year again! The Great British Sewing Bee is set to return to our screens next […]

April 11, 2022

Hi-diddly-ho Homer + Howells!

Sew Confident are pleased to announce that we now sell Homer + Howells PDF patterns in our online shop! You […]

March 20, 2022

Mother’s Day: Sew with Your Mama

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Why not choose to spend this day with your mum, making gorgeous crafty […]

March 11, 2022


This March we’re celebrating our 10th Birthday! We’ll be sharing some bits and bobs that have happened over the years, giving […]

February 18, 2022

Say Hello to Alice & Co Patterns!

Sew Confident are delighted to announce that customers can now purchase PDF patterns by Alice & Co Patterns from our […]

December 18, 2021

Top 5 Gifts for Crafty Lovers

Christmas time can be very stressful with buying gifts for everyone, making sure not to forget anyone. Doing your best […]

November 27, 2021

Christmas Party? Sleigh, Queen Sleigh!

There’s nothing worse than entering the work’s Christmas party and seeing someone wearing the EXACT same dress of you. (Oh […]

November 7, 2021

Sewing Essentials: Bits and Bobbins for Beginners

One of the obstacles that stops people from learning how to sew is not knowing what supplies they need! This […]

October 17, 2021

Halloween Crochet Spooktacular Ideas

Turn your halloween decor from fright to delight with these amazing, free crochet patterns! The run up to halloween, for […]

October 10, 2021

Coat Pattern Inspiration for Your A/W Wardrobe

Do you need some new coat pattern inspiration? We know that there’s nothing better than making yourself a new cosy, […]

October 7, 2021

Creep It Real with Halloween Crafts for Kids

Give your neighbours pumpkin to talk about with these skele-fun Halloween crafts that are perfect for the kids to get […]

October 3, 2021

Dreaming Of An Eco Christmas

Christmas; the time of year when wrapping paper engulfs your living room floor. If you’re fed up of wrapping paper […]

September 17, 2021

A/W Inspired Patterns to Make in 2021

As more restrictions have lifted and everyday life returns, now is the perfect time to make your own A/W wardrobe; […]

August 30, 2021

5 Reasons to Make Your Own Backpack

Making your own backpack is a very enjoyable experience, especially when you’re the one making all the creative decisions. As […]

August 30, 2021

7 Questions & Answers About Overlockers

Don’t know enough about overlockers but want to know more? Then keep reading, this post is for you! Many of […]

August 19, 2021

4 Ways to Create Your Own Laptop Sleeve for College/Uni

Do you tend to look for unique school/college supplies that none of your classmates will have? Well, look no further […]

August 5, 2021

Beatson Cancer Charity – Tartan with a cause

Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer, every step of the way. They make the journey easier by transforming the […]

June 9, 2021

Knitwear Inspiration To Kick Start Your Next Project

Do you want to start a new knitting project but are stuck for ideas? Worry no longer, your Sew Confident […]

May 4, 2021

Jersey Sewing Patterns You Need To Know About

Our Glasgow studio has recently had a huge fabric restock. We’ve got lots of new beautiful materials. But we are […]

April 27, 2021

Janome Sewing Machines – M Series Comparison

NEW STOCK ALERT! The great sewing machine shortage of 2020 needn’t worry you any longer. We have had a restocking […]

April 20, 2021

Fashion Revolution Week 2021

An important date in the modern fashion calendar is Fashion Revolution Week. Organised by Fashion Revolution, Fashion Revolution Week gifts […]

March 25, 2021

Men’s sewing patterns – Sewing a capsule wardrobe

Although we firmly believe everyone can wear what they want, when they want! We have put together some of our […]

March 11, 2021

21st of June outfit inspo (If all goes to plan…)

Here in the UK you will have heard by now Boris Johnsons ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ which ends, hopefully, the […]

February 22, 2021

Love is not cancelled – Our sewing community.

Hello to our amazing sewing community! During a time when it seems like everything is cancelled, we can tell you […]

February 16, 2021

This E-mail Made Me Cry…

Anyone who knows me will know it’s not often I’m speechless but after receiving this email from one of our […]

January 25, 2021

Sew your own – Michelle Obamas 2021 inauguration outfit

Michelle Obama, 57, former First Lady of the USA gave us all a masterclass in colour blocking at Joe Biden’s […]

January 14, 2021

Kids Crafts

Kids crafts might not be at the top of the priority list but let us change your mind! As the […]

January 10, 2021

Catwalk to Cutting Table – Wide Legged Trousers

Hi everyone, Jenny here! We are in lockdown #367 now and I don’t know about you but I am dreaming […]

December 23, 2020

A message from Sew Confident Dundee

Sew Confident Dundee owner, Sandra, here! I started off 2020 full of ideas and plans for great projects for the […]

December 16, 2020

New in stock! – Tilly & The Buttons Sewing Patterns

We have said for SO long now that we were going to start stocking Sewing Patterns and the time has […]

October 27, 2020

Halloween Quick Crafts – Pumpkin Pin Cushion

Today we are bringing to you this super cute, quick and easy autumn make by Sew Confident Dundee owner, Sandra. […]

October 8, 2020

The perfect wardrobe makes for A/W 2020

We might not be able to go out and enjoy autumn & winter as much as previous years… but that […]

August 20, 2020

That Time I Made My Best Friends Wedding Dress…

Back in 2015  one of my best friends Susan asked me if I would make her wedding dress…let me tell […]

July 16, 2020

Lock Down Diaries #5: Guest Blog by Sue

My name is Sue and I love sewing and here’s my lockdown diary! My parents bought me my first sewing […]

July 7, 2020

Lock Down Diaries #4: Guest Blog by Caroline J

 “Time to go back in time” I’ve always sewed! My mum sewed and taught me as a small girl to […]

June 17, 2020

Lock Down Diaries #3: Guest Blog by Lynn B

‘Learning in Lockdown’ I suppose you could say this all started because I felt I had “completed” lockdown very quickly. […]

June 4, 2020

Lock Down Diaries #2: Guest blog by Adelle R

‘Not that pattern again!’ Dress making to me has given me a platform for self-expression. Before I began sewing I […]

May 22, 2020

Lock Down Diaries #1: Guest blog by Emma M

Can it really be that we’ve been in lockdown for 6 weeks now and not months? I can’t be the […]

February 25, 2020

Creating Collections! SC Rosey

SC Rosey here! Recently you may have seen a picture on Facebook of a dress that I had made during […]

February 20, 2020

Get In the Fibre Mood!

Sew Confident Rosey here and I want to share with you the latest project I’m about to start, the ‘drew’ […]

January 29, 2020

My Sewing Journey – A guest blog by Anna Kaminska

In the summer of 2016, my boyfriend and I were casually strolling through the city (as you do during Scottish […]

January 13, 2020

Laura Whitmore’s Love Island Playsuit Pattern Hack!

Hands up if you watched the first episode of Love Island last night? I must admit I am an unashamed […]

December 17, 2019

Merry Craftmas & a Happy Sew Year from Everyone at Sew Confident!

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2019?! Where on earth did the year go? In the last blog […]

December 3, 2019

Christmas Gift Guide for Craft Lovers

Sandra from the Dundee studio here with a little Gift Guide for you! If you are looking to buy something […]

October 15, 2019

5 Brexit Busting Reasons You Need to Get Sewing! A Brexit Survival Guide!

I for one am sick to the back teeth of hearing about Brexit. Whatever side of the fence you sit […]

September 27, 2019

September is Movie Month!

Here at Sew Confident HQ September has been all about sewing in movies! We’ve spotted quilts in films and copied […]

August 22, 2019

We have some good news…and some bad news…

Hello! Jenny here! Been a while since I chatted to you guys as I do more and more stuff behind […]

July 19, 2019

Fashion through the decades: 60s & 70s

SWINGING 60S From the start to the end of the decade. Womens fashion in the 60s was extreme style and […]

July 12, 2019

Fashion through the decades: 40s & 50s

The 40s Despite the hardships of World War 2, the 40s were still a milestone decade for style, despite 1930s […]

July 5, 2019

Fashion through the decades: 20s & 30s

The 20s & Flapper Fashion Before the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis who brought us the iconic 1930s fashion styles, […]

June 14, 2019

New Sew Confident Studio: Chorley, England – Meet Dawn

Hi everyone, I’m Dawn! Born in Fife, Scotland, I moved to England with my parents and sister when I was […]

May 28, 2019

Things to do in ‘airplane mode’

With the start of summer basically here, it’s time to start getting excited and orgnaised for your trip away. Whether […]

May 6, 2019

#SewHappyBeingMe , or at least I’m trying to be.

As this months theme is all things summer, sun and holidays… we thought this month would be a good time […]

May 6, 2019

An Introduction to Our Theme for May


April 29, 2019

Guest blog: RTW vs ME MADE

Hi everyone, Sew Confident regular Laura here! I’ve heard and read many reasons why people make their own clothes but […]

April 16, 2019

Capsule Wardrobe: Bottoms up!

Straight leg, boot cut, cropped, ankle grazers…. the list goes on when it comes to various styles of trousers making […]

April 15, 2019

Capsule Wardrobe: A ‘short’ history of skirts

The skirt: a garment so distinctly feminine that in the 1800s, the word itself was slang for woman. This particular […]

April 9, 2019

Capsule Wardrobe: The Top (Free pattern included!)

After covering all things coats and jackets in the last capsule wardrobe blog post, it is time to move on […]

April 8, 2019

Capsule Wardrobe : History of Two Coats

With this months theme being all about creating your own, ‘me-made’ capsule wardrobe, I thought it would be interesting to […]

April 1, 2019

Capsule Wardrobe – An Introduction

With the Great British Sewing Bee now coming to an end (booooo), we hope you are all feeling creative and […]

March 27, 2019

Do you have what it takes to be the next Sewing Bee Superstar?

With the successful come back of the Great British Sewing Bee on BBC 2 and the rise in people trying […]

March 22, 2019

Catwalk to Cutting Table – LBD with a twist

Intern Kirstys, Catwalk to Cutting Table London Fashion Week has JUST ended and you know what that means, we get […]

March 21, 2019

Mothers Day Makes

With Mothers day right around the corner (31st of March for those who may have forgot), it is time to […]

March 5, 2019

GBSB: Where are they now? [Guest Blog]

The Great British Sewing Bee – Where are they now? Hi everyone, Sew Confident Loyal Amanda here! So, it seems […]

March 3, 2019

Sew Vintage – [Guest Blog]

Hey! My name is Dominic, I’m 21 years old and am currently studying at Strathclyde and work part-time in retail. […]

February 12, 2019

Cat Walk to Cutting Table – The Skirt Edition

With it being New York Fashion Week, have you ever wondered how easy it actually is to make your own, […]

February 11, 2019

Say hello to Kirsty!

We’ve recently been joined by another sewconfident team member! Kirsty is going to be with us for the next month! […]

February 7, 2019

Valentines Makes!

Here are a few other unusual ideas for valentines cards! Just to add a more personal touch, whether it be for your husband, wife, girlfriend, friend, mother, brother, sister. . . Whoever your valentines is this year!

January 17, 2019

Sewing With a New Born – Guest Blog

Sewing with a new born…It’s not really a thing is it? I had grand plans to set my beautiful new […]

January 17, 2019

Have you seen my ‘sewjo’? – Guest Blog

Hello pregnancy, goodbye sewjo ! I think that’s exactly how it happened, well I’m pretty sure of it anyway.  I […]

January 10, 2019

New Year, Same Fabulous You.

Hopefully by now you have, sadly, gotten back into the swing of things at work/uni and recovered from the festive […]

January 9, 2019

A New Year, A New Sew Confident Employee. . .

Now that everyone is sadly back to work…We hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year! Has anyone […]

December 24, 2018

Frida Frenzy

Everywhere we look there is Frida Kahlo designs to be seen! What are your thoughts on this latest trend or […]

November 22, 2018

Have yourself a homemade Christmas.

With Christmas FAST approaching it is time to start panicking about if it is acceptable to buy your Dad socks […]

October 31, 2018

Halloween Sewing Tips No Other Sewing Tutor Will EVER Tell You

Halloween is a Nightmare! As someone who doesn’t even have kids I know Halloween can be stressful. So here’s my […]

October 28, 2018

10 Sewing Room Organisation Tips

Got a wee guest blog for you today all about organising your sewing room! Check out Annabelle Short’s 10 top […]

October 22, 2018

Quirky Quilting

Hi – let me introduce myself! I’m Jo and I have started working with Sew Confident to spread the word […]

September 17, 2018

Our Dundee Superstar, Sandra

As Sandra prepares to become our first EVER Sew Confident FRANCHISE! (How exciting) Here is everything you need to know […]

August 30, 2018

Cat Walk To Cutting Table – The Denim Jacket

The denim jacket is an indispensable wardrobe basic. Each year the denim jacket can be seen on the Cat Walk […]

August 29, 2018

Crazy For Corsets

In todays society, corsets are usually only seen when it comes to costumes, stage performance or “waist training”; although a […]

August 21, 2018

Tracey The Terrific Tutor

HOW IS IT AUGUST ALREADY? 2018 is sure flying in, but another month almost over means its time to meet […]

August 14, 2018


As every day now seems to be ‘international something another’, today is actually International Relaxation Day! Sadly due to this […]

July 17, 2018

Sewing Room Tour – The Sewing Room That Wouldn’t Make it on Pinterest


June 21, 2018

Sewing Projects for the Final Week of the Sew Confident Beginners Class!

You’re looking for inspiration for the final week of your beginners class right? Good you’re in the right place! Our […]

June 20, 2018

Why I’ve Vowed to be a Selfish Sewer!

Guest blog post from Sew Confident Customer, Amanda. This week I have completed the Friday Pattern Company Joni jumpsuit with […]

May 8, 2018


What is the Met Gala? The Met Gala is the fashion worlds equivalent to the Oscars. It is held the […]

March 29, 2018


There may still be some slushy snow on the ground but my head is already thinking ahead to Summer and […]

March 21, 2018

March Sew-er of the Month – JANE

1. SO JANE, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SEWING? I’ve always wanted to learn to sew and I took a […]

March 12, 2018

Dress Like Royalty For Less

Who doesn’t love Prince Harry?! And it seems everyone loves his Bride-to-be (and previously, suits actress) Meghan Markle, who today […]

January 26, 2018

Attending this course will save you AT LEAST £100

I love our curtains class, but instead of just believing my slightly biased review(free lunch SAY WHAT?!) I thought I […]

January 16, 2018

January Sew-er of the Month: Heather

Everyone meet our first sew-er of the month for 2018 – Heather! 1.So Heather, How long have you been sewing? […]

December 14, 2017

December sew-er of the Month!

So Amrit, how long have you been doing the BEST hobby ever (IE sewing)? Maybe about 3 years …. when […]

December 8, 2017

The final week of the Sew Confident Sew-along! – Part 1: The Duffle bag

Part one – The duffle bag OK SO, I may have missed a week or two of updating the sew-along…I […]

November 16, 2017

Make a start on your Christmas party outfits!

It is definitely time to start thinking about just WHAT to wear for all those Christmas parties you are looking forward to […]

November 16, 2017

Sew Confident sew-along! (Week 2)

Welcome Back! So hopefully by now you have downloaded your PDF and done the long boring part of putting together […]

November 11, 2017

November Sew-er of the Month – Laura!

I know we forgot all about an October Sew-er of the month, what can I say it was a pretty […]

November 3, 2017

Sew Confident sew-along! (Week 1)

WELCOME! This first week is just more of an introduction, I will tell you where I got everything I needed […]

August 10, 2017

Why pay a bomb for Balmain when you can have the dress for less?

Ever catch your reflection in shop windows looking at designer clothing you wish you could afford? Well why spend thousands […]

August 1, 2017

3 Genius Ways To Banish Stress in your 30s(or 40s, or 50s OR 60s)!

I wonder if you know anyone in their 30s right now who isn’t plagued with stress of some sort. Whether […]

January 23, 2017

10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have A Sew-er Best Pal

1. We’ll preserve your dignity when you burst out of your trousers on a night out. Whether it’s with a […]

January 22, 2017

7 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Own Underwear!

Underwear is too difficult to make yourself right? WRONG! Making my own underwear has been an absolute game changer and […]

December 29, 2016

Jenny’s Guide to Keeping New Year’s Resolutions!

I’m actually not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, I tend to make myself lots of little goals all year […]

October 27, 2016

How to make the Beads of Courage Bags

If you would like to make some Bead of courage bags and sent them into the studio we will make […]

October 9, 2016

Ultimate Sew-ers Guide to Halloween

So it’s almost Halloween, and if you are a customer of mine you have already armed yourself with the ULTIMATE […]

March 28, 2016

A Week in the Life of the Scottish Upcycling Ambassador

March has been a hectic month. I was approached by In Good Company Events to run a sewing workshop for […]

March 15, 2016

Traditional Peruvian Weaving

Late last year during my travels to South America, I visited a small Andean Indian village located at 3762m above […]

March 13, 2016

Easy Ombre Cushions | Sewing Tutorial

Spring has almost sprung, it actually smells different outside today doesn’t it? Here’s a quick tutorial on make the cutest […]

May 14, 2014

Hello My Name is Paul Smith

“Hello, my name is Paul Smith” invited us into designer Paul’s world of inspirations, creations, collaborations and fashion last month. I hadn't known much about the designer beforehand, so I was looking forward to checking out the fashion exhibition first hand. The first showcase included a recreation of Paul’s first ever shop; a small 3x3m space opened in Nottingham in 1970 and we were then given an exciting insight in to his many store designs he went on to open around the world and how successful the brand has been.