Our changing world.....

So this is me, at home in my office come sewing room, changing the way that I work so that we can still offer help and support and a welcome distraction!

Below are a range of projects, some old favourites and some new ones that I think you might enjoy. I've also adding in a few of our workshops as downloadable projects with full instructions sheets. So, if you've never been able to make the session, now is your chance. I will be adding to these over the coming weeks.

For those of you that might want help with a particular project, something that you can't quite understand or haven't done before I am also offering 1-2-1 on line support using facetime/whatsapp and zoom. We are also offering some virtual sessions, using Zoom, so that our lovely community can stay in touch. For more details on those see our online workshops page.

Stay safe and stay sane.

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Drawstring bags for Medical Staff

To reduce the risks of contamination medical staff are now bringing their uniform home in a bag to put it straight in the wash at 60 degrees.

If you would like to make a drawstring bag that medial staff can use to bring thier uniform home in and place it straight in the wash then watch this short video with step by step instuctions. There is a downloadable project sheet too.... just click here. Please use cotton material that is suitable for washing at 60 degrees.

Sewing Projects

A small selection of simple sewing tutorials that you can try at home

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FREE  - An oversized pincuhsion just like the ones in our studio

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FREE - To comfort at night or relieve aches and pains. 

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FREE - The perfect way to save on all that extra plastic.

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FREE - Complete with a cheeky little lobster clasp clip too.

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£5 charge

Grab yourself a copy of our pattern and handout and make your own at home.

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£5 charge

Fab patchwork cushion with full instructions for a professionally inserted beautiful lap zip back.

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Free - A simple beginners make using lightweight cotton, perfect spring summer project.

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FREE - Perfect project for an odd orphaned pillowcase

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FREE - PE kit, sleepover, washing or porject bag!

*NEW* Video Tutorial - How to sew a two zipped pouch

This tutorial takes you through the steps to make a nify little two zipped pouch.. perfect for anything. Aimed at beginners upwards it was going to be one of our new Children's workshops so get the youngsters on it too over the coming Easter Break.

REMEMBER that if your zip is way too long, and a plastic coil zip,  you can just sew over the end and chop off the excess.

Video Tutorial - How to sew a faux leather zipper purse

Follow me step by step as I show you how to sew a simply zipped purse in faux leather. You can of course sew this is any normal fabric using the same steps. I include top tips on working with zips and how to understitch your lining so that your zip remains snag free. For those that are lucky enought to visit the studio there is a little guest star appearance at the end so don't turn off too soon!

Crochet Projects

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FREE - Back in May 2018 I had the pleasure of making this colour loving blanket for the BBC programme DIY SOS. 

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FREE - Cheeky crochet heart pattern to mkae your own romantic garland.

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FREE - A simple perfect  poppy pattern.

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FREE - With a little tweaking these can be cats, bears and lots lots more.

Other Projects

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FREE - Environmentally friendly alternative to clingfilm.