I am Angela and I really 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. I wear my Handmade clothes almost exclusively Years have passed and I am passionate about reducing the amount of textiles sent to landfill. So I started this blog in order to have a way in which to pass on my gained knowledge, and my professional knowledge to you, free of charge. Sewing is empowering, you can save money by making items, make money by selling then, and you can pass your knowledge on to others. What is 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 . As a child my Saturday mornings were spent at Dads factory playing amongst razor sharp Card Clothing . My grandmother worked in the cotton mills and one of my aunts made bespoke car seats. I have a degree in tailoring with a special interest in WW2 fashion. I have Parkinson's and support disabled people without question. Do ask if you need help or advice on sewing aids and techniques Angela.

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Very simple machine embroidery on any machine

 I give presents in shopping bags which are so easy to make and eco - friendly . 

But don't just think bags . This technique is so easy, and addictive I must add, and you will think of lots of items which could be embellished from cushion covers. Bed covers, jackets, skirts and almost everything in between.

I have plans ! 

For this one you need
Thread and fabric
Sewing machine
Knitting wool
 Old biro
 Sticky tape 

Cut rectangles for front and back and also for handles 

Draw a simple design with a disappearing pen 

Take the pen apart and thread wool through it 

Stick it onto your machine 

Set your machine to a wide zig zag

The wool end goes under the pressure foot 

Start to sew over your design taking care to keep the thread in the centre of the foot 

Add more colours, as simple or as lavish as you like it all looks good.

Keep going and then make up your bag. You will find instructions on  this link Tote bags

These are my other  bag posts where you will find instructions for lots of bags . Easy to sew , great gifts, what more could you want 


Warning¡ This is addictive! 

Angela xxx

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