Digital Sewing Scoop // Holiday Edition

It isn’t long now before Christmas arrives. Each year around this time, I can’t help but to briefly look back at the year that was then quickly turn my attention to what’s in store for the year ahead. Personally, it’s going to be a big year with our first baby on its way. And for my business, I remain passionate and excited about growing and being able to offer more to the community. *Hint hint- stay tuned!

This month’s Digital Sewing Scoop has a Christmas theme which I’m bringing to you a little bit early, getting in just in time for the holiday madness. You will also find a special discount code for custom woven labels in this issue… just keep scrolling.

Digital Sewing Scoop Christmas

Inspiring Community

Crafting a Rainbow talks about her top sewing fails for 2018. A good reminder that we all have dud projects (I definitely do!) and that it’s all part of the process.

Wearing the Xmas Spirit

Tilly and the Buttons ran the #SewingXmasSweater competition which saw many fun and creative Xmas jumper entries. Check them out for inspiration to make your own and get some tips from this post.

Xmas Gift Ideas

The Foldline has released their sewing gift guide for this year. There are many lovely gifts to get your sewing pals…or maybe just yourself?!

Personally, I grabbed a couple of the ‘maker’ necklaces recently released by Closet Case Patterns. I also loved Heather’s behind-the-scenes insight into how these necklaces came to life.

If clothing labels are something you buy or have been thinking of getting (for a long time like me!), then I recently tried out the custom woven labels from the Dutch Label Shop. The process was super easy and the customer service just ace. If you would like to order some of your own, they are offering 15% off with the discount codewearablepatterns15”, **Offer valid until 7 Jan 2019.

Holiday Sewing Projects

Finding yourself with a bit of spare time these holidays? Why not try the brand new free DIY Pouf pattern and tutorial by Closet Case Patterns. It doubles as a great stash buster too!

Watch it

I recently binge watched every episode by the Pattern Pals, a You-Tube channel which was started a few month ago by 3 lovely sewists. They choose a pattern for each episode which each person then makes. Since they all have different body shapes and different styles, it is really interesting to see how one pattern can work uniquely for each person.

Have a look at their latest party dress episode here.

Holiday Reading

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies" - George R. R. Martin

Detective murder mystery novel set in Perth, Western Australia, Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys.

Any Ordinary Day, a non-fiction by well-known Australian journalist Leigh Sales, about life altering events in ordinary people’s lives.

I hope you have enjoyed this month's issue.

Wishing you all a Merry Xmas and restful holiday full of making!

 If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to know! You can get in touch via email, Instagram or leave a comment below. 

**Note: I do not have any affiliation or receive any monetary benefits for items/businesses that I recommend on this site. Anything that I share comes from a genuine place of love, respect and support for truly great initiatives.**