Author: Rachel

I'm Rachel Seed, and I'm the owner of Holm Sown. I opened the shop in 2015 to provide fabrics, haberdashery and workshops in Southern Scotland. I write about my sewing and other crafting projects, and also post about what's going on with the shop and workshops. I love living in the countryside and when I'm not working/sewing I'm usually outside walking my two dogs.
Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - Sundance by Beth Studley for Makower UK / Andover Fabrics

Sundance by Beth Studley – Just Arrived!

Unpacking Sundance was like a blast of summer, much needed on a cold, grey winters day in Scotland!  Sundance is the latest range designed by Beth Studley of Love From Beth, and manfuactured/distributed by Makower UK / Andover Fabrics. The range contains 20 designs in bold and bright prints and colours.  There is a great […]

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Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - Marilla Walker Roberts Collection Dungaree Dress Pattern Review

Pinstripe Dungaree Dress {Marilla Walker Roberts Collection}

I bought Marilla Walker’s Roberts Collection (and her Isca Shirtdress pattern) when she had a 25% off sale just before Christmas.  I hadn’t planned on sewing it quite so quickly, but the notion took me and I had it printed, taped together and sewn within 48 hours!  It would have been quicker if I’d had […]

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Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - January Sewing Plans - Fabric & Pattern Haul

January Sewing Plans

So this year I thought it would be fun to share my monthly sewing plans with you.  My aim is to do a post at the beginning of each month laying out what I hope to sew.  I’m hoping that this will help me think more about what I actually need so that I end […]

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Cosy layers for winter {Kwik Sew K4069}

I’ve been in some desperate need of some cosy layers this winter, and what is more cosy than a brushed cotton jersey poloneck? Pattern: Kwik Sew K4069 Fabric: Brushed Cotton Jersey – Dusky Peach   I looked through the pattern books and came across quite a few patterns for looser fit cowl necks, but what […]

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Holm Sown - 2018 Make Nine (#2018makenine)

2018 Make Nine

I’ve had a big old clear out over the holidays (5 bin bags and counting!) so I thought it would be fun to join in with #2018MakeNine to try and fill some of the gaps in my me-made wardbrobe. Trousers Easily the biggest gap in my handmade wardrobe is trousers.  Funnily enough I prefer to […]

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Botanica Floral Zip Purse - LBG Studio Double Zip Pouch - Holm Sown

Botanica Floral Zip Purse {LBG Studio The Double Zip Pouch}

A quick post today to try and ease me back into the swing of blogging!  This is a zip pouch I sewed for my sister-in-laws Christmas present.  She saw mine back in November and oohed and ahhed over it so I thought I’d make her one in the exact same fabric as mine! Fabric: Outer […]

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British Sewing Awards 2017 Best Haberdashery in Scotland - Holm Sown

British Sewing Awards 2017 – Best Haberdashery in Scotland

Well hello there!  Long time no speak 🙂 My blog has been sadly neglected this summer, but I’ve been doing loads of sewing and now things are starting to quieten down I’ll hopefully have time to catch you up with some of my sewing projects. In the meantime I’m absolutely delighted to find out that […]

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Quilts for Grenfell - Dumfries & Galloway Modern Quilt Guild (DGMQG) // Stack of quilts

Quilts for Grenfell – DGMQG finished quilts

This post is very picture heavy!  Because of the size of the quilts they were quite difficult to photograph so the image quality isn’t the best.  Back in June the Dumfries & Galloway Modern Quilt Guild set about making quilts to send to the residents of Grenfell Tower.  I managed to get some pictures of […]

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Tilda Circus Collection 100% cotton quilting fabric - Holm Sown

The Tilda Circus Comes To Holm Sown

I’m going to jump right in and say how much I love Tilda fabric. I love the colour palettes that they use – subtle and soft without being washed out; the prints are that perfect balance of whimsical but still modern; and they seem to have a timeless quality to them. I’ve had some of […]

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