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Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts Competition

My 6 Inspirations & Must-Haves for Sewing Network Magazine

I really enjoyed choosing my 6 inspirations and must-haves for Sewing Network magazine’s “Blogger Picks” feature this month. In true form you might easily guess some of my choices, but can you guess all of them?! Gees Bend Quilts I … Continue reading

How Many Pairs Of Scissors Do You Need For Dressmaking?

My column for this month’s Love Sewing magazine is all about scissors. Not like me to be going on about scissors is it?! Here’s a little edited version of the column: Anatomy of a pair of scissors. Scissors or shears? … Continue reading

MIY March 16 – That’s It For Another Year

After 31 days, 31 topics, 5 prizedays and 5991 photos MIY March is over for another year *sobs* Here are the highlights of this year’s final week: Day 28 – TNT – tried ‘n’ tested or tried ‘n’ true Here’s … Continue reading

MIY March 16 – Week 3 Round Up!!

Argh what’s happening?! How can week 3 have gone by already?? Well, it has and as we say oop north; it was a good ‘un. Here are our daily top 4’s: Day 14 – Sew Underrated – love of the … Continue reading

MIY March 16 – Week 2 Round Up!

I need a time machine, I can’t believe another week has slipped by. It was another inspiring week of MIY March though and there are now almost 3300 #miymarch16 photos on Instagram. We’re taking over, I love it!! Week 2’s … Continue reading

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

Last week passed by in a bit of a blur at Alexandra Palace. It was the annual Knitting and Stitching show which is a huge gathering of all things textile related spread over a massive 5 days and the whole of … Continue reading

The 15 Essential Sewing Tools You Need

1 – FABRIC SCISSORS – choose a specialist pair of dressmaking scissors that will have long blades and angled handles allowing the scissors to stay close to the table without lifting your fabric too much.  DON’T USE THEM FOR ANYTHING BUT … Continue reading

What I found at the Knitting and Stitching Show

The amazing views you get from Alexandra Palace.  The building is a great bit of architecture and the park is beautiful – hard to believe you’re actually in London. Hard to believe that this time last week I was in … Continue reading

Top 20 Beginner Sewing Questions (& Answers!)