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Today we’re starting a series of interviews with the indie designers and pattern makers that inspire us most, here at Sewbox. Our first guest is Wendy Ward, the sewing pattern designer behind the MiY Collection. Read through to find our the story of the pattern collection, what inspired her to study fashion and become a […]

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I was lucky enough to meet up with the lovely Anna from Superstitchers the other day and was so impressed by her newly launched range of Childrens Sewing Kits  – we are now going to stock some of the range at Sewbox. Anna is a textile design and craft teacher and has personally developed each […]


Christine Haynes patterns now in stock …… We are delighted to add the Christine Haynes patterns to our range! US pattern designer Christine Haynes has brought out her first 2 patterns – The Derby Dress and the Chelsea Dress.  Both these fun and modern patterns are suitable for beginners and Christine promises more patterns over […]


Papercuts Pattern……

by Susan on July 9, 2012

Papercut patterns from New Zealand Papercut patterns are a modern take on sewing patterns. They have worked on both design and packaging to give your pattern a workroom look. Each package contains the pattern ready for you to cut out, easy to follow instructions, a lovely image of your garment, a tie to hang up […]


Interview with Tasia Pona of Sewaholic

by Susan on November 8, 2011

Tasia Pona introduces the 4th Sewaholic pattern …. the Minoru jacket .. coming soon! 1) What inspired you to design the new Minoru jacket? It all started when I started commuting to work by bike. I knew I’d get rained on. It’s just a fact of life here in Vancouver – rain happens. And I […]


Join the DIY Couture sewing revolution! Sewbox stocks the DIY Couture books.  These books designed by Rosie Martin remove the need for complex sewing patterns. They contain a set of simple, visual instructions, which help you to make a particular garment type, that can be almost endlessly re-invented. Diagrams and pictures take the maker through […]


Fiona Pullen is the owner and founder of the brilliant new website, The Sewing Directory. The website was only launched at the end of March this year but already lists almost 300 sewing businesses, is packed with lots of useful articles, and let’s not forget those fabulous weekly competitions – you can win anything from […]


Interview with Sarai Mitnick from Colette Patterns

by Leah Taylor on June 14, 2010

Have you seen the two new ‘Dainties’ patterns from Colette Patterns? They’re absolutely divine: I just love the combination of the French Knickers from Nutmeg (1011), with the camisole version of Cinammon (1012) – that’s going to go top of my list! (Well, along with the Bel Air pyjamas from Hot Patterns that I am […]