Sew Fun Blog

Open House 2021

By Uyii Studio

Sew Fun in collaboration with Independent Market welcome you to experience our specially curated space in Celebration of Tanglin Halt. Come by to say hello, learn about our new courses designed just for you to curate your own sewing journey, do some Christmas shopping and create new memories here with us! Read here to find out some of the exciting things that will be going on!

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20 Online Pattern Shops to find that inspirational outfit to sew!

By Uyii Studio

We have been asked to recommend online pattern shops for clothing patterns. Whilst most definitely not comprehensive in any sense, we have been following these boutique patterns makers for their fabulous designs, many of which are on our bucket list of clothes to make and wear. Here's what's on our list:-

  1. We love the variety and playfulness of Rad Patterns made for jersey/knit stretch fabrics. We are so inspired to sew for the whole family!
  2. Loose fitting stylish clothes patterns to wear everyday (for the minimalist wardrobe) -  The Draper's Daughter
  3. Chic clothes to hang out in - Tilly and the Buttons
  4. Fashionable clothing patterns with oh-so-subtle pattern cutting that makes us ogle - Named Clothing
  5. Inclusive styles with drapes to die for - By Hand London
  6. Where fashion meets comeliness - Deer and Doe
  7. There is a wrap dress pattern in there I can't wait to make - Chalk & Notch Patterns
  8. Because Cheongsam dresses are always in fashion - Porcupine Patterns
  9. Everyday wear with some lovely vintage inspired dresses - Sew Over It
  10. The name says it all... The Vintage Pattern Shop
  11. Great fitting pants patterns, with lots of plus size and maternity options - Megan Nielson Patterns
  12. Lots of plus size options + especially jersey/knit stretch patterns for athletic/sports wear  - Jalie sewing patterns 
  13. Awesome variety of patterns with wonderful plus size options - Seamwork
  14. Great plus size options - Closet Core patterns
  15. Casual everyday wear - Itch to Stitch
  16. Casual wear patterns for jersey/knits - Yuzu and Pear
  17. With a focus on menswear - Thread Theory
  18. A little bit of everything, with menswear options - Wardrobe by Me 
  19. The gorgeous outerwear patterns really make me want to live in a place with seasons - Grainline Studio 

Last but no least, let's not forget the powerhouses from Vogue, Butterrick, Simplicity, and Burdastyle. There will always be a pattern that catches our eye in their catalogues.  

https://somethingdelightful.com/vogue-patterns/ & https://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-storefront-catalog/patterns/ 

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Our inaugural video - Learn to sew SEW FUN Face Mask

By Uyii Studio

Our inaugural video - Learn to sew SEW FUN Face Mask

Sew Fun is the product of our dedication to share our knowledge and love for fabric and sewing. Whilst we offer a range of classes for various skill levels at our sewing studio in Singapore. We bring to you our Youtube channel with this inaugural instructional video in hope to carry on our love in knowledge sharing with the community within the Red Dot and beyond.

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Alternative Materials For Your Face Mask

By Uyii Studio

Alternative Materials For Your Face Mask
Here's a suggestion of alternative materials you can use to make your reusable face mask

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Buying our Face Mask style

By Uyii Studio

Buying our Face Mask style
You can buy this reusable face mask style at our online retail store Independent Market here.

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Sew Fun Face Mask Pattern FREE

By Uyii Studio

Sew Fun Face Mask Pattern FREE
As our studio shifts gears to produce fabric face masks for our community; we are making available a FREE face mask pattern at our pattern store for home sewers to make their own fabric face masks, for themselves, for their families, as well as for the community at large.

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Covid-19 Update - 3 April 2020

By Uyii Studio

Dear friends of Sew Fun, 
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In light of the updates by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health (dated 3 April 20) on the evolving Covid-19 situation, we are STOPPING ALL SEWING CLASSES from tomorrow Saturday 4th April until 4th May 2020 (or until as advised by the government). 
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Please understand that this is an extremely difficult decision for us to make. However, as the Covid-19 virus is now thought to be spreading via community transmission here in Singapore, it would be irresponsible of us to continue with our classes at this point in time. It is more important to follow the recommended measures and as a community take care of the vulnerable amongst us. 
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Rest assured we will resume our classes when the situation has improved and the current measures are lifted. We will keep you posted on any updates as well as when classes can resume via both email and whatsapp.
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Drop us an email at asksewfun@gmail.com or whatsapp us at 96431128 if you have any questions for us.
 
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Stay Safe Everyone!

We all know what to do - stay home, only go out to get your groceries or food, keep in touch with people - especially those who live alone - but most importantly remember to be kind. Everyone is feeling the pressure of this scary situation, so we need to look out for each other.
Let's Keep Calm and Sew On 💪
Warmest Regards, 
The Sew Fun Team

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Where to buy fabric in Singapore: Our suggestions for places in Chinatown

By Uyii Studio

Where can I buy fabric in Singapore?

Because a lot of students come to us as beginners to the craft of sewing, we often get questions on where to shop for fabric. Here's our take on safe to-go places to purchase fabric, sewing accessories, and other crafty sewing essentials in the lovely and endearing district of Chinatown! This is a great area to source for fabric whether you're new to sewing or are already one with your sewing machine.


Where to buy sewing accessories in Singapore
We present to you our suggestions for fabric and sewing accessory stores in People's Park Complex, which offers a good concentration of stores selling a variety of fabric suitable for your projects, no matter what you are working on.

Fabric and Sewing Accessory Stores in People's Park Complex, Chinatown

Lye Nai Siong
Lye Nai Siong
#02-1018B

Maggie Textile
Maggie Textile
#02-1076

Malin Textile
Malin Textile
#02-1122

Teoh Huat Textiles
Teoh Huat Textiles
#02-1144

Choy Kee
Choy Kee
#02-1152

Seng Heng Textiles
Seng Heng Textiles
#02-1154

Brighton Accessories House
Brighton Accessories House
#02-1168

Fabricity
Fabricity
#02-1098

Chan Cheong Textiles
Chan Cheong Textiles
#02-1080

Thye Guan Textile
Thye Guan Textile
#02-1006

NICOLEXAVIER
NICOLEXAVIER
#02-1138

Look out for other blog posts in the future as we share tips and tricks to help keep your sewing journey Sew Fun!

Looking to buy a sewing machine? We work with a local Janome distributor, Guan Lee Long Sewing Machine, to sell some of the sewing machine models that are used in our class. They have agreed to supply selected models to our students at a discounted rate. Do inform your instructor during the class, or drop us an email at asksewfun@gmail.com, should you want to purchase a sewing machine.

No time to pop by Chinatown? Take a look at the fabric we have on offer at the Uyii studio! We have regular shipments of fabric from overseas (e.g. Japan, China), and we also use deadstock fabric and vintage materials for our classes and products. Most of our fabrics are not available locally. You may purchase the fabric when you attend classes at our Midview City studio.

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