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Some sad By Hand London news


img_4664I’ve just read some incredibly sad news from the By Hand London girls this morning. The brand will no longer run as it has been and the girls will be moving on to other projects while working on By Hand London as a sideline.

This is a huge blow for the sewing industry, but also understandable. I know firsthand the costs of living in London and being self-employed so I can see where they are coming from, but still, By Hand London is one of the leaders of the UK sewing industry and I will be sad to see it go.

There are a number of paper patterns still available to buy and all future patterns will be released as PDF patterns only. I really love the range of patterns from By Hand London – each one is so on-trend and I remember feeling really excited about the brand when I first discovered it. But, things change and I wish the girls well as they are all lovely. I really hope we’ll see more of By Hand London soon!

Author: Aneira

Magazine Journalist who trained at Cardiff School of Journalism. Interests include crafting, fashion, searching for vintage, photography, writing and reading great literature

2 thoughts on “Some sad By Hand London news

  1. I’m so stunned by the news. I’m glad they are still going to produce patterns and have a hope that somehow they might be able to earn enough from the pdf’s to get the company up and running again. My first pattern was a BHL one and they were the company that really made me think about hacking patterns and being creative alongside using patterns.

    • Yes, they really encouraged pattern hacking. I hope they get BHL back up and running too. I think they will if they can as they seem to love it so much!

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