Beginner sewers – What do I do next?

OK, so if you now know where your machine’s flywheel is and know what a bobbin looks like, how to fill it and where it goes…. and perhaps getting to grips with how to sew a straight-ish line… then you might want to find a few projects that are not too hard and build some confidenceContinue reading “Beginner sewers – What do I do next?”

New Sewing Café in Ealing

Sewing Café launch event Saturday 5 July, 11am – 3pm Pop in for a cup of tea with your family to see the café and meet other local sewing bees. We now have space for a new sewing café that has all you need to get away from home chores so that you can get some sewing done orContinue reading “New Sewing Café in Ealing”

Get creative: Freehand Machine Embroidery Class

Know how to use your sewing machine but want to get creative? Learn how to do decorative freehand embroidery designs with your sewing machine. Great for card making, gifts picture in a frame, fun appliqué on a dress or pillowcase, customise an old item of clothing with these techniques.  So get started: book online – FreehandContinue reading “Get creative: Freehand Machine Embroidery Class”

Handbag compartmentalisation

Check out group class dates and book or express interest. Classes start this weekend. Classes: Zips & button holes, Cushions and curtains, Alterations, Little girl’s dresses.  Here is a quick alteration – handbag compartmentalisation! So this bag was simply a big hole and everything just bundled into a mess at the bottom. Need some dividers here! IContinue reading “Handbag compartmentalisation”

What’s cooking for Jubilee?

Ingredients: 1x Dish cloth (with a fun design or colour) 2-4 meters Ribbon to match1 reel Thread to match Method: Hold the dish cloth to up to your body as you would like the apron to be positioned when finished. Pin the desired positions for the waist ties and measure the desired length. Measure theContinue reading “What’s cooking for Jubilee?”

Sewing projects for beginners

Making something you can use or simply something beautiful is very satisfying. But getting half way through a sewing project that is taking A LOT longer than anticipated is horrible – it takes a long time to get the motivation to finish the project or start a new one. So… make sure the project youContinue reading “Sewing projects for beginners”