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Customer Makes – The Catriona Tote Pattern

I was delighted to receive some pictures recently from one of my customers who has used the Catriona Tote sewing pattern to make these gorgeous versions of the bag. Thanks … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

My New Book! Style and Swing – 12 Structured Handbags for Beginners and Beyond

I’m so excited to announce that my new book, Style and Swing, is available to pre-order on Amazon! As some of you will know, this has been a long awaited … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 15 Comments

New Sewing Projects in issue 6 of Love Sewing magazine

The new issue 6 of Love Sewing magazine is out now! I am delighted to have contributed the Autumn Woods Shoulder Bag and the Halloween Party Set. I’m so excited … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Blog Hippity Hop!

I was delighted to be nominated by the lovely Michelle from Sewnhenge for the Blog Hop that’s doing the rounds just now. Every Monday, people from creative blogs have been … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

Fly Away: The New Fabric Collection from Dashwood Studio

Look what’s just arrived from Dashwood Studio! A lovely fat quarter bundle of the new Fly Away fabric collection by Phyllida Coronéo, available from retailers in September. Phyllida’s second collection … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bag-making Tutorial: How to Topstitch a Bag Opening

I always topstitch around the top, opening edges of any bag I make and I instruct this in my sewing patterns as it makes such a difference to the finish. … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Projects in Love Sewing Magazine Issue 5

The latest issue of Love Sewing magazine will be on sale later this week and I’m excited to show you the two new projects that I’ve contributed for this issue. … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beginner’s guide to threading a machine – needle thread and drop-in bobbin thread

I’ve been asked to do a tutorial on how to thread up a sewing machine and so I’ve done this based on my Frister & Rossmann QE404. Most machines will … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Sewing Book Update

So exciting, received a very important parcel last week! The page proofs for my new upcoming book with Martingale & Co. publishers! This is the first time I’ve seen any … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

Complete Range of Bag-making Supplies Now in Stock!

I’m delighted to let you know that I’ve now got a complete range of bag-making supplies in stock at http://www.susieddesigns.co.uk To complement my range of printed patterns and downloadable patterns, … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Dressmaking Project with White Tree Fabrics

I’m delighted to have joined the ‘Blog Team’ for WhiteTree Fabrics. I’m so proud to be a part of this new team of bloggers/sewists, who have the privilege of trying … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Sewing Magazines, New Projects on The Way!

Many of you will know that I’ve been writing for Sewing World magazine for a few years now. Whilst I’ll be continuing writing new technique features and bag making projects … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Sewing Patterns, Fabrics and Bag-making Supplies!

Hi all, just back from holiday, refreshed and ready for ‘work’ again. I’ve been busy revamping my website at http://www.susieddesigns.co.uk and delighted to announce the arrival of some fab new … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

August issue of Sewing World Magazine

The new issue of Sewing World magazine is out in the shops now! Another fab issue, full of lovely projects, features and a special Patchwork & Quilting supplement. The projects … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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