More and more of us are baking our own cakes, putting up our own shelves, growing our own vegetables… why not make our own clothes too?
I believe that sewing is for everyone - and who cares if it's perfect? You made it yourself!
In this blog you’ll find practical tips and inspiration in a positive environment, whether you’re a complete newcomer or have been sewing for a while:
- Learn to Sew – free tutorials, from the absolute basics to more advanced tips and tricks
- Make it Yourself – patterns and projects, including the Mathilde Blouse and Miette Skirt
- Things I've Made – take a peek at my own handmade wardrobe
Prefer to learn at a real-life class? I also teach workshops.
Three years ago I learnt how to thread a sewing machine, made this dress, and dived head first into a love affair with stitching. I originally started this blog to track my progress and to connect up with other stitchers online, since I didn’t know anyone who sews in real life. Since then I've learnt lots of things, made lots of things, sewn on BBC television in The Great British Sewing Bee, and resolved to inspire other people to try making their own clothes, while I still remember those little things that can throw you as a beginner.
I live in London and my day job is working with independent cinemas and film festivals. As well as sewing, I love food, geeking out, 1960s French movies, collecting vintage sewing patterns, over-using the word "strategic", Breton tops, Pinterest and making lists.
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Let’s get the world stitching!