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School Holiday Time - Learning to Sew

It’s the beginning of the long summer holiday from school for Ruby (4) and my stepson Callum (12). While he is old enough to entertain himself  423 more words

Entertaining Children

My Method for Learning to Sew

I’ve fallen into a bit of a routine or a system for acquiring new sewing skills and sewing confidence. While I’ve sewn a few specific patterns that I’m not likely to repeat a million times over, I’ve been mostly concentrating on picking a particular kind of garment and then sewing it multiple times (and sometimes trying a couple of different patterns) until I get to a place where I’m really happy with what I produce. 903 more words



When one of my fellow blogger and designers told me about this tour idea I jumped right on board!  One complaint we get at times is that the directions are too detailed (yes, we get that often).  1,079 more words


Creative sewing

So…. my sewing lessons with Tania are very creative! We scour my pattern making book and throw some gorgeous skirts together (without making a pattern!).. British Sewing Bee? 71 more words

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I just got back from a 2 week break in Germany. My boyfriend and I did a road trip around south Germany – the Black Forest and Bavaria. 326 more words


The monster in the corner is......MY SEWING MACHINE

For some reason, that I can’t really explain, I have always been terrified of sewing machines. I just think that using one is completely beyond my reach. 395 more words

Thoughts And Rants

My Favorite Things - A Sewing Machine That Works!

My 2nd-hand Necchi sewing machine died recently.


Which left me with material and a zipper for a pair of concert pants and no way to make the pants. 134 more words