I am Angela and I love to sew. I started sewing as a child and by the time I was a teenager I was wearing the very latest fashions to go out in. All me-made. I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill, and encourage you to repurpose fabrics and clothes I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, You can pass your knowledge on to others. What is there not to love? Interestingly I am a direct descendant of the Flemish weavers who came over to England in the 1300's. I find that fascinating especially as most of my family from as far back as I can trace are somehow involved in the manufacturing of fabric . . I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion.
Monday 27 December 2021
This is their advice:
Having sold and serviced sewing machines for over 30 years I can honestly say that the biggest headaches for customers are actually caused by mis- threading the sewing machine!
everyone does it from time to time whether beginner or expert, novice or sewing teacher
Well , it is important to thread the machine exactly as shown in your manual.For example if someone miss-threads the take up lever, they usually don’t notice it and when the machine jams it looks as if the problem is the bobbin area - when in fact it isn’t
So I guess my point should be that if you have an issue, the first thing to try is: re do your upper thread, taking care that the thread goes right into the take up lever. Incorrect threading can cause the machine to jam almost immediately.
If you still have problems after that then go on to checking the bobbin area.
Sunday 26 December 2021
I have a lovely little project for you which is so easy to make and you don't need a pattern.
I am going to talk you through making handwarmers and a scarf , which would also make a great gift.
And also a cape which you can either make your own pattern or purchase one ..Both of these simple accessories are suitable for adults and children and only basic sewing skills are needed
Saturday 11 December 2021
This dress is amazing. And I do mean AMAZING . It is a sophisticated dress perfect for parties and dances
It is a brand new Simplicity Pattern details below
This incredible dress is a designer dress by Mimi G for simplicity and is available on this link. Simplicity 9370
Before you read the rest of this post do watch this short video clip and see for yourself how this fabric moves