September 14, 2017

Bestival Tie Dye Workshops 2017

new craft house festival

We were back at Bestival for the third year in a row last weekend running our Tie Dye workshops. It’s always such a fun weekend and this year was no different, loads of tie dye and music and festival food and this year lots and lots of mud! We were in the Ambient Forest area…

August 23, 2017

Summer Party 2017

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It’s been a couple of days since our Summer Party now but we’re only just coming back down to reality. A full evening of chatting to sewists, admiring all of the handmade outfits, drinking Moscow Mules, eating pizzas and dancing to 90s RnB. It was so. much. fun! Our Mini Market had Nina Lee Patterns…

June 9, 2017

The Fabric Store – By Hand London Charlotte Skirt and Papercut Rise Turtleneck

The Fabric Store

I’m a little ashamed to say that this is the first outfit post I’ve done in MONTHS. I haven’t stopped sewing, but I’ve been awful at photographing my makes – I will do better! I’m actually in the midst of a big Summer wardrobe sewing mission, so watch out for those makes here and over…

May 16, 2017

Embroidery Workshops with Elisalex and Adam Pritchett

elisalex embroidery class at the new craft house

We moved into our new studio on Broadway Market in January and since then have held lots of workshops here. It’s a brill space for workshops and we’ve loved having lots of people over to learn different crafts and skills, everything from bra making to embroidery! Over the past few months we’ve had a particular…

March 14, 2017

Marie Wallin Shannon Jumper

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I’m not the fastest of knitters but this jumper wins the prize for my longest-to-complete project. I started it nearly four years ago when my knitting skills weren’t up to scratch and shelved it pretty quickly. I had no idea what I was doing with all the cables and it took me about half an…

March 6, 2017

The Perfect Summer Dress: A Swingy Sabrina

sabrina dress the fabric store crepe

I’d had my eye on this pattern for ages before I got round to buying it. I like the ’90s grunge’ vibe of it and find myself picking dresses just like it out at vintage shops all the time. When The Fabric Store offered to send us some fabric and I sawΒ this gorgeous ‘Honey Bee’…

February 15, 2017

Bra Making Workshops March 2017

bra making workshop london new craft house

Last weekend we held two days of Bra Making Workshops at our new space on Broadway Market. Nine wonderful women joined us and all made the most beautiful Madalynne x Simplicity bras! In Saturday’s class we made the Madalynne 8228 halter neck bralette. It’s a great beginner bra making pattern and super easy to fit….

February 8, 2017

Visiting Creativation in Phoenix

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The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we recently spent a week in the USA. Whilst we were there to enjoy the sunshine and the food and whilst we may have extended our trip to include a few days in LA (!!!) we actually had a pretty important reason for visiting. We were asked…

December 5, 2016

New Christmas Craft Kits!

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We’re launching two brand new, limited edition, craft kits today and we’re so excited about both of them! We’ve got a shimmery, slinky quick sew skirt and a gorgeous quilted velvet pouch. These kits are strictly limited editions so get your orders in quick! Quick Sew Skirt Kit Velvet Quilted Pouch Kit The Quick Sew…