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Balancing Creativity with Technique—the Serger: Some Tips Part 2

There are a million fun reasons why I love sewing: it’s creative and challenging at the same time, I get a huge satisfaction from making my own clothes, it gives me the opportunity to wear unique clothes that are not mass-produced, I can have design clothes for a more reasonable price, I can experiment with different fabrics and materials…What are some of the reasons that you love sewing? 422 more words



A friend gave me her old Baby Lock overlocker a while ago, but it had issues with running. It was like the drive shaft disconnected or something and it would just whirr. 358 more words


Violet and Bonnie do Snakeskin Together

Crumbs! I’m in a deadly stranglehold grip of python print! I really can’t get enough of this fabric. As I mentioned before, it’s an eBay steal at £3.49 per metre for your finest synthetic ponte knit. 406 more words


A Lady Renfrew

About a year ago, when I was still new to sewing with knits, I decided to adapt the Sewaholic Renfrew View  into a dress. I had several metres of a gorgeous soft russet red (viscose?) jersey that I’d bought for a Euro a metre when I lived in the Netherlands. 327 more words

Sergery: Common Overlocker / Serger Issues

I can’t remember learning to use a sewing machine. My mom always had a machine at home, and we studied Textiles at my secondary school, in my case up to GCSE level (without wanting to start moaning about UK education I’m not convinced I learned all that much from… 485 more words


Suffering For My Art ..... Final Countdown

Now I did actually crack on and do my sewing and jolly happy I am too with the performance of my overlocker, made the jersey an absolute breeze. 206 more words


An Overlocked Mabel

Sorry, I’m so wrapped up against the cold, (four layers and counting), that I’ve almost totally obscured the actual skirt in the first image above. We haven’t gone much above 2 degrees for about a week now and apparently it’s hanging around for a while longer yet… 375 more words