why my sewing classes are different

The longer I teach the more I find out just exactly how different my classes are from many other classes. I don’t want this post to sound like me massively blowing my own trumpet as to me it’s more about eradicating bad teaching rather than promoting myself. But hey if that means another few students […]

Autumn sewing plans

I’ve just bought myself some new patterns. I subscribe to Sew Direct which gives me a magazine full of the latest big name patterns as well as great articles on tailoring, fabrics, threads, pattern cutting etc. Some of the patterns are pretty vile, some very boring and almost all are made of fabrics I wouldn’t […]

Kids Clothes Week

Amazing timing. The same week we had children’s clothes making on the Great British Sewing Bee I’ve seen the next Kids Clothes Week advertised here. This a wonderful twice yearly online event with lots of pattern designers and bloggers showing off their funky new togs for kiddies. Of course we don’t quite have the fabric […]

Patterns for 2014

Bit late to the 2014 plans lists but I’ve had a late start to the year, my littlest boy has only just gone back to school and I’ve been teaching flat out since. I also have way too many sewing plans! Here are just the paper patterns I bought last year that I want to […]