About Me

So as the title suggests, here is a little info about me.

Originally this Blog was set up to keep a record of my sewing adventures. In 2014 my sewing love was re-kindled when I decided to get married: As it was to be an autumn wedding, it had to be tweed waistcoats. The problem was the cost! They were so expensive, so off to the local fabric shop for the fabric and a pattern and here are all 6 of them. That got me sewing again!

About me Wedding pic

Being raised by my Nan, it was inevitable that I would find a craft to try. She was a real ‘maker’; in fact she would Sew, Knit, Crochet and all other manner of crafts. She was a ‘home’ sewer for a local factory and hand-stitched leather gloves for them. I was drawn to sewing (I think it was my Nan’s lovely Singer machine that got me hooked) and learnt from a very young age.

I have spent the last ten years as a teacher but recently left the profession to become a stay-at-home. Amazingly the blog has grown and grown and so has my sewing. Rarely a day passes when I don’t spend time in my sewing room and I’ve generally got several things on the go. I especially love making menswear and trying my hand at a bit of tailoring.

Earlier this year (2016) I was lucky enough to be a contestant on the BBC show ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’. Although I didn’t progress as far as I hoped, I can certainly say it was an experience!

I write a monthly column for Sew Now magazine and occasionally guest blog for the Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network and Britex Fabrics, in between my own makes.

I hope you enjoy my blog and that you may find some of the posts useful.

Jamie