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How to : sew a French Seam

We have opted to sew French Seams on the back and sides of the camisole view E on New Look pattern 6086 This versatile pattern is included in the-s box October 2017  ‘Neutral Metallics’   (We’re making it without the side-slits)   When starting any new sewing project, and particularly when stitching satin, change the… read more


We’re sew happy to be taking part in the  3rd Sew Saturday event alongside national magazine, SEW. On Saturday 21st October 2017 sewing shops across the UK will be celebrating Sew Saturday, in association with leading publication Sew magazine. This is the third year in a row that the-stitchery will be taking part in this… read more

How to : make a fabric journal cover

How to : make a fabric journal cover

We love, love, love this fabric journal cover! Practical AND gorgeous;  we don’t know anyone who wouldn’t appreciate a version of this as a very lovely, hand crafted gift. COMPETITION : If you are reading this blog in September 2017, why not head over to TheStitcheryLewes on Facebook for a chance to win this actual… read more

How to : make a fabric journal cover

How to : cover buttons

In this ‘how-to’ blog, we show you how to cover buttons. Cover buttons give a really smart finish to all sorts of garments and craft projects. Often, cover buttons can give an authentic, vintage feel to retro garments where modern buttons might look slightly out of place. This gorgeous fabric journal cover features a 29mm… read more

all tied up

How to make a tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy !

We sure don’t know what to call it but this ‘tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy’ is very practical and very pretty ! COMPETITION : If you are reading this blog in August 2017 head over to TheStitcheryLewes on Facebook for a chance to win this actual wrap roll for a friend and the-S box August 2017)… read more

the-s box craft club : 6 boxes for the price of 5


YAY! it’s finally here!! the-S box CRAFTABLE CLUB What is the-s box CRAFTABLE CLUB then? it’s your chance to get together with at least 5 other friends and form a monthly group, a bit like a book club but instead of discussing a book, you do and make using our inspirational, monthly subscription box from… read more

the-s box July 2017 Driftwood contents

PR and WIP : Work in Progress Driftwood July 2017

YAY!! How’s this for a a FAB bit of PR? It links seamlessly with this month’s beach inspired the-s box July 2017 This is our fabric and How to make a windbreak blog featured in the Simple Things magazine July 2017- thanks guys!   To tie up with the theme for the-s box July DRIFTWOOD and… read more

Tassel Making - Close Up

How to : Tie a Tassel

So, we’re reliably informed that TASSELS are set to be all the rage this summer! Move over pom poms (no actually don’t! we love pom poms just as much as ever) but the humble tassel is so NOW, so right for elevation to the trim-tastic, top-dog position. We’re so excited because it turns out that… read more

Riverside is Open !

New Fabric delivery : Business as Usual

The outside of our lovely, old listed building may be covered in scaffolding but it’s business as usual here at Riverside. The building is getting prettified and updated but upstairs here at the-stitchery we’re there already with the latest fabric picks from Free Spirit and Kaffe Fasset. All priced at £19.95 our new delivery of 100% cotton… read more

Make a Father’s Day Card drop-in Workshop

Saturday 17th June 2017 between 10am and 2pm Come and bring your little treasures to join TashTori’s Victoria Marchant for a drop in ‘Make and Take’ Workshop. Let the talented and creative Victoria guide them through a ton of ideas for making an original Father’s Day card that he will treasure forever. They will have… read more

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