Bio: Hi, I'm Teresa, part-time teacher by day; amateur sewing enthusiast by night. I enrolled on a beginners' sewing class back in 2012, because rather embarrassingly, at the grand old age of 38, I still had to ask my mum to hem every new pair of jeans or trousers I ever bought. I was delighted to receive a sewing machine for my 40th birthday (as was my mum who finally got hers back) and haven't stopped sewing, albeit in a somewhat impatient manner, since. This blog is my attempt to slow down and perfect (ahem!) the craft... I love reading blogs and getting inspiration from more experienced sewers, but if you're a beginner like me it would be great to share tips and similar frustrations along the way 🙂
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You’re blog is great! I also work in education, am 40 this year and just starting out in this blogging/sewing world. It is so inspiring to read and see how others are getting on. Thanks for sharing!
Hi and thank you. The blogging’s definitely helping me to be more thoughtful about my projects. Not sure which is the most addictive though… 🙂
I nominated you for a “One Lovely Blog Award”. No pressure! I just like your blog. If you would like to participate check my blog for the details!
I love the fabric in your banner and wonder if you know where I can buy some? I would love to make a WIP bag with it. Thanks!
Hi, yep it’s from HobbyCraft. It wasn’t the cheapest, but it’s a lovely thick and crisp cotton: great to work with 🙂
I managed to buy some online – you will see the finished bag at some point:)
Super cute blog!
Hi! I have awarded you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! My recent post has all the details… https://afterdarksewing.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ … congratulations 😀
Bless you, thanks 🙂 Will take a look later…
I love sewing! I am retired and reconnecting with sewing. I’ve been sewing for the last three or four years again after a very long sabbatical. I have not been tried clothing yet focusing more on crafts and other such items. I’ll look forward to following you and seeing what you’re about. I haven’t blogged much about my sewing. I have been a little bashful in the past as I don’t have a lot of confidence in my skills. This is about to change after my success with making aprons for all the girls in our family for Christmas. We used to sew own clothes in high school and I sewed for my children when they were young so I know I can do it. Sewing is so fun. Welcome to the world of sewing!
Lovely! It’s such a gratifying hobby and sure it will all come back you you as you get going again. Sometimes I find it as therapeutic to write about the failures as the hits, we all have them so don’t be nervous about that! Will look forward to seeing what you get up to 🙂
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I’m glad I found your blog, however indirectly! I think you might enjoy reading Fifty Dresses (not my own blog, but a favorite) Sample post: https://fiftydresses.com/2016/02/06/does-sewing-make-us-smarter/
I used to sew professionally, but Fiftydresses works at a level of sewing way beyond what I would have the patience (or the budget) for. Sometimes she makes clothes for her grandchildren, and sometimes she makes perfectly constructed jackets and dresses for herself, and shares all the steps and challenges. Anyone who is learning to sew — or an old pro like me — can learn from this site. Here, she shared the process of making a coat from a vintage pattern https://fiftydresses.com/2015/09/26/a-fitting-finish-to-summer-sewing/ P.S. I just remembered a moment in a costume shop: Someone asked about an old acquaintance and was told, “She’s still stitching, but her bobbin ran out years ago.” May your bobbin never run out!
Lovely, thank you for the links 🙂 My bobbin may run low at times, but never completly runs out…