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The Plantain Top

When I first started sewing a year ago I was really wary about spending money on the wrong things. I had a sewing machine but nothing else, and honestly starting from scratch with fabric, notions patterns etc isn’t cheap. 458 more words


The Laundry Bag Finished

So I have finally finished the first sewing project in my new sewing room.  Did I mention that I now have a sewing room?  Its a rather grand title for my son’s bedroom which I have taken ownership as he moved out a year ago.  273 more words


Learning to Sew: The Right Way With Kamal Ragbotra

Sewing. My great grandmother was a master at it. My grandmother also sewed and designed. My mother, too. But not I.

Oh I started, pretty young but my mother actually didn’t care for sewing and she was working, so it got dropped as soon as I needed help. 422 more words


How to sew on a button

I love vintage buttons! I think the love of buttons first came when I was allowed to sift through my grandmother’s sewing tin & play with all the special buttons, that to me were like jewels. 1,513 more words


What I Wish I'd Known When I Started Sewing...

…Or How Hindsight Can Be So frustrating

Since I’ve only been sewing less than a year my early experiences are fresh in my head and I thought about what I’d do differently if I started again. 603 more words


A beginning

Hello! I’m Audrey, thanks for stopping by my brand-spanking-new blog. I’m excited to get started on this crazy roller coaster, even if it turns out no one wants to read this blog. 279 more words



So I made this before the referendum… but I wore it for the first time today, to pick up my spirits.

There’s been so much written on this, and no doubt there will be much more, so I won’t add a load to it. 620 more words