IMG_2186Hello and welcome to Sewgirl Blog, my name is Fiona Hesford and am passionate about teaching everyone on the planet to sew! I’m based in sunny Worthing on the South coast of England with my husband Marko and cat Madame Mabelline. My children are all grown up now and fled the nest, so I devote my time to teaching sewing, writing projects for magazines, appearing on TV craft channels and producing patterns and kits under the Sewgirl brand.

Alongside my website www.sewgirl.co.uk  and Etsy shop is this Blog, which is a place dedicated to show you, with clear photos and text, how to make Sewgirl patterns, along with pattern hacks, tutorial links and fabric suggestions. Think of it as a helping hand to assist you along your sewing path. By the way, if you subscribe to this blog, you will be notified whenever I post something like a new pattern, technique tutorial or info.

Whether you have been to one of my workshops or have bought a pattern, this blog  aims to help you through sewing process to make your experience hassle free.

If you would like to purchase one of my patterns, please click the link below which will take you to the Etsy shop. Happy sewing ! X Fiona

ETSY SHOPpatterns in a row


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  1. ? Just received your Edith tunic here in America ordered last Sunday got today on Thursday! There are no seam allowances marked on pattern do I add them? Or what do I use? 3/8, 5/8? Thank you need fast answer can’t wait to made it this weekend!


    1. Hi Anne, its stated in the ‘Getting started’ section that there is a 1cm seam allowance included in the pattern. If you prefer a 5/8th or half inch (approx 1.5cm) just add an extra 5mm to the outside edge all around. Hope that helps. Happy sewing!


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