#SewThePrecious: A Round Up

The #sewtheprecious banner graphic, featuring the Sewcialists logo and the text, "I pledge to use a special fabric for a special project."

This January we launched #sewtheprecious as a yearly challenge, making the commitment to sewing those precious fabrics hiding in our stash.

As the first month of 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to admire some of the precious garments you made from the precious fabrics!

This Mary Quant-inspired coat from @sewnotmature is amazing, round pockets and all! It is fully reversible and made of wool and PVC.
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After making 20 – yes, TWENTY! I counted 😆 – two-piece collared items in the last 3 years, I finally felt ready to cut into this precious cut of @libertylondon tana lawn to make the liberty shirt of my dreams. 💭 I have wanted one since the first time I visited the shop. All seams are flat felled on the outside and topstitched, except the side and arm seams, which are Frenched. 💗 Topstitching those is something I will never attempt again. 🤦🏻‍♀️ This is my third @sewaholic #GranvilleShirt, which has now become my tried and tested fitted shirt pattern. There isn't a blog post for it because I've said all I have to say about it. If you missed it, you can search my blog for my latest Granville and read all about it. I got this fabric from @fabworksmillshop years ago. Not counting this for #SewingBingo2020 because all I did this year was attach the buttons 😆 Thank you to @stitch_make_bake for being my photographer. 👭 She pays way more attention to detail than Ginner. BR: minha vigésima primeira camisa (sim, eu contei) é finalmente a camisa Liberty que existe nos meus sonhos há anos! 😊 O molde é a camisa Granville, que já fiz 3 vezes e agora está perfeita pra mim. 🙌 . . . . . #PatsypooMakes #PatsypooSews #ForTheLoveOfSewing #ISewSoIDontKillPeople #SewnAtHome #SewYourOwn #PSimadethis #HandmadeWardrobe #DIYOOTD #MeMadeEveryDay #StyleOver40 #ShirtMaking #ShirtLove #LibertyTanaLawn #MakeItYourself #MakeYourStash #FaçaVocêMesmo #EuQueFiz #Costura #Costurando #Costureiras #SewThePrecious #sewcialists

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This shirt makes me happy just by looking at it. @PatsyPoo is the proof that practice makes perfect!
Black tulip made this dress with fabric bought in 19991!
Loving this very botanical take on the Eden coat from @thebakerthatsews!
Dita says she loves prints, and we think prints love her right back!
@sewonsister made this Sapporo coat with the most gorgeous lining.
Congrats to @thebakerthatsews for conquering her fear of ruining this glorious printed fabric.
Our own janyeraven channelling the 1960s

Loving what you see? We too! Use the hashtag #sewtheprecious on Instagram, or email us if you don’t have Instagram, so we can all admire each other’s work.


Emilia enjoys black outfits, natural fabrics, and transforming her apartment into a greenhouse. When she is not sewing, she is a researcher working in Neuroscience.


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