Cotton Reel Studio Blog

Pattern Review - Melilot Shirt

Pattern Review - Melilot Shirt

I've been itching to add some shirts to my wardrobe for quite a while and have just completed the first one on my list, the Melilot Shirt by Deer &...
CocoWawa Patterns Chestnut Sweater

CocoWawa Patterns Chestnut Sweater

After a summer full of dresses, I've been wanting to add more separates to my wardrobe this autumn. In particular sweatshirts, cardigans and blouse...
Love Sewing Scuba

Love Sewing Scuba

I had kept approx 1.2m of the amazing Cobra Corsage scuba before it sold out (in less than 48 hours I might add) with the intention of using it to ...
A Tale of Two Eve's

A Tale of Two Eve's

I am a big fan of Sew Over It patterns and I was excited to get my hands on the Eve dress pattern when it was released earlier on this summer. So e...
Outback Wife - Kim Dress

Outback Wife - Kim Dress

I fell in love with the stunning Outback Wife barkcloth in February when I first laid eyes back in February. The collection has been designed by C...
Pop Up Shop 22nd July 2017

Pop Up Shop 22nd July 2017

We're incredibly excited to announce that we're opening a POP UP SHOP this summer! For one day only we'll be at the Enterprise Arcade in Stockton ...
The Orsola Dress Review

The Orsola Dress Review

Hello there! It's been a while since I posted anything here on the blog, so I thought I'd write a little review of a dress I made last month.  I wa...
#sewtogetherforsummer

#sewtogetherforsummer

The online sewing community is full of wonderfully inspiring creative folk who love to share their passion for stitching.  This summer sees a ne...
Easy Pom Pom Scarf Tutorial

Easy Pom Pom Scarf Tutorial

We have some lovely cotton lawns in the shop at the moment and with it being Mother's day at the end of the month I thought they's make the perfect...
Pattern Review - Tilly & The Buttons Coco

Pattern Review - Tilly & The Buttons Coco

I've owned the Tilly and the Buttons Coco pattern for ages, I've only just got round to sewing her up because last winter I was pregnant and I didn...
We are now OPEN!

We are now OPEN!

We are now OPEN! Over the coming weeks I'll be keeping you up to date with our new products and special offers. Plus I'll be showcasing some of my...