After uni, I realised that I needed to reintroduce a bit of creativity into my life. Persuaded by the GBSB, I bought a sewing machine (and some embroidery hoops and knitting needles, but one thing at a time…).

I aim to post something most weekends, but won’t beat myself up too much if I don’t!

Here are some sites that have provided inspiration – although I mostly browse recent WordPress posts tagged “sewing”!

  • Fat Quarterly: A quarterly e-magazine accompanied by a blog and tutorials.
  • Guthrie-Ghani: Lauren from The Great British Sewing Bee has a great hab shop and a blog with plenty of tips and inspiration.
  • Sew, Mama, Sew: Four sewers running a shop, tutorials, blog, tips, and more! I’m planning to try some of their ‘month of hand sewing’ or Fat Quarter items and already have my eye on a dress to make when I’m skilled enough to try colour blocking
  • Tilly and the Buttons: Another Sewing Bee contestant, Tilly has an awesome blog of her creations, and even has some of her own patterns available to buy, download, print, and make!
  • The Thrifty Stitcher: Claire-Louise, sewing consultant to The Bee, gives some free tips and tutorials on her site, as well as keeping a blog and running sewing classes in Stoke Newington.

Please visit my Finished page (top right) to see my completed projects, and the source of the tutorial/pattern is always available in the relevant blog post (if I used one!).

Important links

I wanted somewhere to keep the links to tutorials that have proved immensely useful to me:


3 Responses to “About”

  1. sindhoooo 13/09/2014 at 15:12 #

    Nice to be here! Looking forward to inspiring craftworks :) TC! Keep smiling :)

  2. Beth 14/10/2014 at 07:20 #

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you’d like to accept it, you have ten questions to answer, which you can find on my post: https://afterdarksewing.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/liebster-one-lovely-blog-awards/

  3. shawnroberts2 15/10/2014 at 22:56 #

    Hello! I have also nominated you for the Liebster Award. I nominated you before I saw you had already been nominated, so it looks like it’s meant to be! Haha I tagged you in my post:

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