It's great to see so many people become inspired by programmes like The Great British Sewing Bee and the lovely sewing community on Instagram and Facebook. More people than ever are dusting off (or investing in) their sewing machine and buying beautiful fabrics to begin their journey on the quest to build their me-made wardrobes. … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know When You’re Learning To Sew
Take one incredibly talented sewist, put her in the first series of what would become cult viewing on the BBC, The Great British Sewing Bee, and the rest is history. Now Lauren Guthrie has a beautiful shop in Birmingham, selling lots of gorgeous fabrics and offering workshops for other sewists to perfect their skills; not … Continue reading Visiting Guthrie & Ghani
It's hard to believe I wasn't aware of Adam Ross Fabrics until August last year; it wasn't until the goodie bag sponsors for The Sewing Weekender were announced that I got to hear about them. Nestled in Birmingham, their sprawling warehouse is host to the most amazing fabric selection. I was invited for a little … Continue reading Visiting Adam Ross Fabrics
Sponsored Content It's Mother's Day in the UK in 6 days...I know, 6 days time! I'm working with the lovely people at Tilda to show you how to make a really easy Make Up Bag, Wash Bag, or whatever-you-like zipped bag with just one fat quarter of fabric. This really is the perfect last minute, … Continue reading Amazingly Easy Make Up Bag…the Perfect Stash Buster!
A little bit of selfless sewing in miniature for the little people in your life is so much fun, and very rewarding. If you're new to sewing, it's a great way to start sewing clothes as you're working on a smaller scale. Today we're speaking to the lovely Lynsey of Yellow Bug Designs to find … Continue reading Sewing for Little People – 10 Minutes with Lynsey from Yellow Bug Designs (…and a little discount code for you!)
Tomorrow sees us enter December and the quest will be on to get ready for Christmas. I don't know about you but I love buying the perfect present for people - some can be more challenging than others. If you're struggling for inspiration for the perfect gift, why not make your own? Here's a few … Continue reading Christmas Inspiration – The Essential 22 Bakes and Makes
I must confess, when I'd seen patterns where I'd been instructed to make my own bias binding, I panicked and went racing over to The Corner Patch for a few metres of ready made - it looked so complicated! What a fool, it's really not, and you can pick up a bias maker really cheaply … Continue reading Why You Should Be Making Your Own Bias Binding