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Sew Today

Francesca

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2018, 15:08:51 PM »
I can remember in the very distant past when I spent hours looking for a pattern and thinking most of them seemed old fashioned to me.  At that time I used to finish up with Simplicity more often than not.  Mind you the store, fabric at the top and had patterns in the basement, twice the size of the fabric bit.  From memory 6 long rows, very similar to desks with the pattern books on.  Doubt you would find that kind of set up now.  Last time I bought a pattern from a shop was around 1993, one book of each of the big names balanced on the edge of the counter.  Many a lunch hour I've wasted.  So, on line pattern picking, that's my kind of progress.

The World of Swing in Tunbridge Wells still has a section with a desk and all the pattern books. Little slips of paper and pencils for you to write down your order.

This is my earliest sewing memory. Going into the shop and my Mum would disappear off to buy what she needed. I'd sit on the tall stools and look through every book and decide what I liked best, write them all down. Of course I was never allowed to actually buy any of them. But this is a memory from long before I knew how to sew.

Tamnymore

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2018, 15:07:16 PM »
The Sewdirect and Simplicity websites now seem to have been amalgamated under www.sewdirect.com. Let's see whether this improves anything! Of course the Simplicity pattern of the week at £2.95 has gone, alas.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Gernella

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2018, 15:29:49 PM »
I think I've deleted a link to my account with Sew Direct and can't find it.  So I've had a look at the new site and I am not impressed.

Jumps around like a cat on hot coals, if you specify a particular brand you seem to get everything and I don't want to wade through their entire catalogue before I get to what I want.  If you specify 'tops', you get everybody's tops and I don't want to wade through sludge.  May be it's just me being miffed (and grumpy) because it has changed, I got on very nicely with the other site and when something works well I don't like change.

Oh and another hate that a lot of sites do, you are looking at something and suddenly a box drops with information you don't want.

P S What we want on this site is a grumpy cat on the above icons.

Tamnymore

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2018, 15:51:31 PM »
I've only looked at it on my phone so far @Gernella but I was able to pull down a menu with brand names and pattern types within it.
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'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

BrendaP

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2018, 21:14:47 PM »
I too seem to have deleted, or been deleted from, the account with the Sew Direct website.  All I'm subscribed to is the electronic newsletter.

I've recently been thinking that I haven't had a Sew Today magazine for a while. so I've just checked my bank account and the quarterly Direct Debits were taken 4/12 2017 and 2/3/18 and nothing since!  I think I might just cancel that DD instruction with the bank, and then if/when I decide to subscribe again I'll try with a different email address and maybe get another couple of freebie patterns.  Hmmm!

Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Francesca

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2018, 22:32:19 PM »
Well they clearly didn't test it...

Greybird

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2018, 22:48:37 PM »
I have just commented on this on SewingJ's thread.

toileandtrouble

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2018, 04:52:08 AM »
You have to go in via the three dot menu. Then you get brands, categories etc
 First  I tried clicking on Vogue, got 'best sellers', which seems a pointless category to me, looked at skirts and got a mishmash.
Some pictures too big for my screen. Enormous banner at the top which is pretty useless. Ordering looks a bit of an improvement but haven't tested it yet.

BrendaP

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2018, 09:36:50 AM »

I've recently been thinking that I haven't had a Sew Today magazine for a while. so I've just checked my bank account and the quarterly Direct Debits were taken 4/12 2017 and 2/3/18 and nothing since!  I think I might just cancel that DD instruction with the bank, and then if/when I decide to subscribe again I'll try with a different email address and maybe get another couple of freebie patterns.  Hmmm!

Well it's taken me four days to get that DD cancelled!

Every time I went into online baking and tried to delete it I got an error message of 'page not found'.  I know the bank are doing major updates on their website, so that's why I've given it a few days, but I've just telephoned the bank and spoken to a real live person.  Seems the problem was not the bank's website, but some sort of 'corruption' in the recipient's (Butterick's) file!  The woman I spoke to couldn't delete it in the usual way but had to block it in some other way.

Anyway it's done now and I might, or might not, re-subscribe at some time in the future, but certainly not until I'm certain that they have sorted out all their problems.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Greybird

Re: Sew Today
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2018, 09:43:03 AM »
We seem to have 2 different threads running on the same subject - this one and the one headed "Sew Direct"