Masks for Mind Mental Health

Not something I’d ever envisaged doing, but I’m spending a lot of time making masks for friends, family and neighbours. They have proved to be very popular so I thought … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · 8 Comments

Making truly original pieces

A great weekend had by all at the residential course hosted by Jamie Malden of Colouricious, with Claire from In Stitches providing the sewing tuition. 25 ladies descended upon the … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Travel laptop case

I’ve an excuse to use my cosy laptop case as I’m going to be travelling for a couple of days. Pleased now that I made it a while ago. I … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two happy beginners

Lindsay and James were two happy sewers when they each completed an envelope cushion at a Learn to Sew workshop on Friday. James had never sewn before and Lindsay had … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

1960s Dress – Sewing Bee pattern challenge Week 5

A lesson in precision. Not so much a case of “measure twice, cut once”, more a case of just measure, measure, and measure again! This is not a garment to … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chinese-inspired top – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge – Week 4

This┬átop is based on the qipao, a traditional Chinese dress. It is an unusual asymmetric pattern with an invisible zip and frog fastenings. Ideally it would be made in a … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bra – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge Week 3

This has certainly been the hardest challenge yet. Great admiration for all the contestants completing this under time pressure and under the eagle eyes of Esme and Patrick. Learn from … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Babygro – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge Week 2

Making everything on the Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge to check out what would make a good workshop. Week 2 of the Sewing Bee and I’m excited to have made a … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chevron top – Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge Week 1

Week 1 of my ‘Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge’. Pleased with how this has turned out. I used a Merchant and Mills loose weave stripe linen. It certainly moved a lot … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge

Am currently copying the Great British Sewing Bee by completing each of the pattern challenges to check out which would make good workshop subjects. So far have made the chevron … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment