Category: sewing

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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Holm Sown: One Scoop or Two? - A Trip Around The World Quilt // front

One Scoop Or Two? – Trip Around The World Quilt

I’ve been busy, busy, busy with my pedal to the metal trying to get the samples for the upcoming sewing classes finished.  My Janome CXL 301 has been a real trooper and is just steaming through whatever it gets given.  I’ve decided to include this Trip Around The World Quilt top as one of the […]

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Holm Sown: Hey June Santa Fe Sleeveless Top in purple viscose jersey

Hey June Santa Fe Sleeveless Top – purple viscose jersey

I’ve seen the Hey June Santa Fe top crop up on blogs here and there and then Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow happened to recetly post a comparison on sleeveless knit tank sewing patterns that she’d made and I decided it was about time I sewed my own Santa Fe.   The pattern The Hey […]

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Holm Sown: Whatever Floats Your Boat Porthole Quilt // reverse applique // Makower Marina Fabric and Kona Delft Blue

Whatever Floats Your Boat Porthole Quilt

Today I’m sharing my latest quilt which I’ve made as a sample for one of our new patchwork and quilting classes.  This is the ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’ porthole quilt – the blocks are made using the reverse applique technique (or portholes if you are into modern quilting).  My Liberty Porthole Cushion is one of […]

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Holm Sown: Tilly and the Buttons Bettine Dress - Retro Cityscape Cotton Lawn by McElroy // front view

Tilly & The Buttons Bettine Dress – Retro Cityscape Lawn

You would be forgiven for thinking I’d taken these photos on an autumn evening, but no…these were taken on a somewhat chilly June morning which is why I’m looking a little cold – brrr!.  You’ve got to love the fickleness of a Scottish summer. The pattern This is the Bettine Dress by Tilly & The […]

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