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- Argh excitement overload!!!! Look what arrived today 🙊 first advance copy of Sewing Basics for Every Body IN MY HANDS!! If you want to pre-order there's a link in my profile 😉 like with my last book I'll have signed copies available for pre-order from the end of November....🎄 A huge thanks to a great team that helped me bring this book to life. The whole team at my fabulous publishers @makeetcbooks @rylandpetersandsmall, especially @wolflick, the best photographer in the world @julianwardphoto, @fabworksmillshop for being so generous with fabrics and those beautiful models: @itsstefan @krystalshand @mariandk09. Stylist Nel Haynes and cool photo studios @copperdollarstudios @studioboardroom A book isn't just the work of one person, it takes a team of hardworking creative people to buy into your vision ❤❤❤Feeling physically and emotionally drained. Spent the past 2 days clearing the garage and garden at my mum and dad's house and filling a skip. My dad hoarded. I don't think it would've qualified as a diagnosed problem, but my god the things we found: the swing I spent many happy hours on at their first house, a sign from a cafe (I can only assume his thinking was - useful bit of wood), umpteen gas cylinders 😳 umpteen tins of old paint, about a billion screws and nails (mostly beautifully organised), about a thousand hinges and locks, a nail gun that can get nails into concrete, more spades and shovels than any one household could ever need or use, at least one of every woodworking and building tool known to mankind and enough wood, bricks and guttering to build another house in the garden. He kept on collecting "just in case". We kept a lot of useful stuff but we filled every square inch of that skip. Initially I chucked these curtains in, then half an hour later I took them out. They're the curtains from their first house which we left in 1980. I am my father's daughter..... To all the hoarders and families of hoarders out there, I feel your pain. #organisedchaos #youneverknowitmightcomein #itmightcomeinhandy #aplaceforeverythingandeverythinginitsplace #hoarders #cantthrowitaway #70scurtains #70sfabric #doesitbringyoujoy #familyhistory #everyobjecttellsastory #onemanstrashisanothermanstreasure #socialhistory #allpartofthehealingprocessI've started listing destash sale items in my stories that are up for grabs, I'll save them to my highlights under "Destash" and remove ones that are sold 👍Making myself a new pair of Derwent wide leg pants and following my own instructions for a super comfy elastic waist facing 👍✂️ . . #beginnersguidetoknits #beginnersguidetoknittedfabrics #derwenttrousers #widelegtrousers #widelegpants #selfishsewing #sewingforme #wardrobegaps #seasonalsewing #sewingbook #sewingtips #sewinghelp #makingclothes #sewingclothes #comfyclothes #imakemyclothes #isewmyclothes #makedontbuy #sewingbasics #memadeeveryday #handmadebasics #everydaydressmaking #everydayclothes #everydayfashion
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After moving house and having a bit of a sort out at the workshop, I’ve got together a little pile of sewing related items that I no longer have room for.
They’re all second hand, but good quality items which I’ve listed below, some with prices. The sale will be from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday 7th September at MIY Workshop. Payment by cash only please.
Look forward to seeing some of you there!
A Janome Sewist 525S – the same machine we use in classes at MIY Workshop. Speed adjustable foot pedal, a range of stitches suitable for sewing stretch fabrics, ability to drop the feed dog to do freehand machine embroidery and a presser foot pressure adjuster. Great little machines and perfect for beginners.
This machine comes boxed but doesn’t have a hard cover and is also missing spare bobbins, a buttonhole foot and a manual. The manual can be downloaded easily for free online, bobbins are very cheap to buy and a buttonhole foot can be picked up easily from any sewing shop or online for approx. £10.
A Janome Sewist 521 – the model before the one above. It has a few less decorative stitches than the 525 and a 4-step buttonhole, rather than one-step.
Again, this machine comes boxed but doesn’t have a hard cover and is also missing spare bobbins and a manual.
A lovely old Jones sewing machine – model 778. All metal parts, complete with hard carry case, manual and spare bobbins and feet. This machine can do the basics – straight stitch and zigzag and also has the ability to drop the feed dog to do freehand embroidery.
A beautiful old Singer hand operated sewing machine complete with spare bobbins and hard wood carrying case. These machines can do straight stitch only. I learned how to sew on one of these many moons ago! The beauty of it being hand operated is that you can go as slow as you need!
Plastic sewing box with removable tray with spindles to organise threads and bobbins.
Lovely old wooden sewing box with cantilevered 3 tier shelves.
Miscellaneous sewing and knitting bits and pieces. Priced individually.
Sewing, knitting and art related books.
PRICES: Hardbacks £5 Softbacks £3