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The Overlocker Technique Manual by Julia Hincks - Review

This is the third of the books that Search Press sent to me for review purposes.  I chose to review it because although more and more home sewists are investing in overlockers (or ‘sergers’), it seems to me that they are often perceived as ‘scary’ machines – so I thought this book might appeal! 1,283 more words


Quick and simple toy bag

My daughter loves to sing; Baa Baa is her favourite. Her childminder Alison has a set of finger puppets from the Puppet Factory that accompany a nursery rhyme book. 601 more words


Stretchy Sewing: My First Renfrew

I have seen Sewaholic’s Renfrew all over the blogging world for a while now and finally succumbed to trying it out myself.  Part of me felt that with my new found pattern-making ‘skills’ I should be able to put together a decent stretch top pattern and so resisted the temptation to buy stretch patterns for a while.  485 more words

Sewist Generosity and Serging up a Storm

I am continually in awe of the generosity of the sewists around me – physically and cyber’ly.  One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was to try to give a little back.  418 more words

The Overlocker

My new toy! Straight out of it’s box.

I’ve had it less than 12 hours and already learnt so much, none the least of which is that I need somewhere to store it and a cover. 966 more words


Quirky Birds and The UPS Man!

I’ve finished two, yes TWO projects this week and, as you may have guessed, I am a little excited!  I whipped up the bird skirt in next to no time and with no supervision.  221 more words


The 30 minute T-dress

It was time to get my sewing machine serviced so we  took it to World of Sewing in South Croydon on the way to Ben and Mel’s. 384 more words

Finished Projects