There are a few different sewing subscription services you might have seen here and there. Like you I was curious what you actually received and Hayley of Sew Hayley Jane was convinced to let me in on the action by sending her November box out for a review!
Plus keep scrolling for a link to a free patchwork stocking project perfect for festive FQs.
Hayley sends you a box of beautifully curated fabric and haberdashery items, everything you need to create lovely homemade creations, from dresses and tops, to quilts, cushions and other homewares. Each month Hayley also shares a blog post of inspiration specific to your box and a youtube video of her stepping through an unboxing!
So what was inside my November Classic box? Well it was Festive Fever time!! My box included:
Choc coins which I’m going to have to hide from the sweet monster who lives in the house with me.
A magnetic doughnut pincushion from Oh Sew Quaint. It’s like a special Christmas doughnut with festive sprinkles!! My favourite thing from the box I have to say.
A range of high quality cotton FQs in nordic style with red and grey prints. Plus 2.5m of white on scandi red floral poplin cotton which is a great amount to get a garment out of or multiple smaller projects.
There was also 2m of white crocheted lace trim which would look lovely on a garment or a home project. And 6 x 15mm floral white buttons with a lovely sheen on them. Matching gutermann thread as well!
There’s lots to work with here and you could make bags, cushions, aprons, child’s clothes or something for yourself. As I have predominantly Christmas themed cottons I had a few ideas for projects.
This sweet tree is from the latest issue of Love Sewing mag and would really work in coordinating Christmas prints.
Similarly this stocking would work really well in mixed fat quarters! And Brucie Bonus, it’s a free download on the Love Sewing site with template and instructions all there for you to try.
Finally if you’re keen on making a Christmas dress how about this beauty from SillyOldSeaDog? Visit the shop for endless Christmas dress inspiration. I’d recommend a classic style like the Sew Over It Grace dress for a vintage look or the Colette Laurel for minimal seam lines.
I think that I’ll use the larger piece of fabric along with the FQs to make a table runner for my Mum as she loves these kinds of traditional prints.
It’s hard to think of negative things to say about the items in the box, they’re all great quality. The main fear may be that you won’t know what you’re going to get each month and if you’re a bit of a control freak about your sewing that will definitely stress you out. But if you generally like the style of the boxes and love surprise post this is really a dream come true! There are lots of beautiful prints in the boxes that you can see on previous unboxing videos if this Christmas collection is making it difficult to judge what you’d get.
So let’s get into some knitty gritty! The boxes are then sent out around the 8th of each month to arrive within a few days for UK customers, international deliveries may take longer. When you sign up you will create a unique login which will give you greater access to content on the website. Some of the blog posts are available to subscribers only – you lucky ducks. I’ve put the prices below but there’s a super helpful FAQ page to help you decide.
- The Mini Box costs £20
- The Classic Box costs £35
- The Luxury Box costs £65
THERE ARE TWO DAYS LEFT TO SUBSCRIBE FOR DECEMBER!!