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Find out what we have been getting up to and our thoughts on everything sewing. Learn new skills and techniques with our free instructions and YouTube tutorials.

Let’s Talk Dress Forms

28/03/2021

In my latest YouTube video I talk all about Mannequins, Dress Forms and Tailor’s Dummy’s answering the following three questions: 1. Do you ne...

Interview with Bernina Owner

15/03/2021

Learn more about the Bernina brand, how it started and who runs the company now. Bernina is a family owned business that has been in operation for ove...

Bernina Factory Tour

04/03/2021

Want to see inside a sewing machine factory? Then join me of this tour of the Bernina Headquarters in Switzerland, where they still make some of the B...

My Sewing Machine Journey

17/11/2018

Join me in this chatty video, grab a cup of tea and learn all about my Sewing Machine Journey. I chat about the sewing machines that I have used (or o...

Sewing Machines Under £350

10/11/2018

It can be tricky to choose a new sewing machine, so I visited a local dealer, Steve at Bredons, Somerset, UK (https://www.bredons.co.uk/). I asked Ste...

Podcast: Articles of Interest

07/11/2018

I was contacted a couple of months ago by the team at 99% Invisible, regarding their new podcast, Articles of Interest. The podcast and all of the epi...

Tips: Buying a Sewing Machine

04/11/2018

Are you looking to invest in a new sewing machine? You might be a completed beginner, embarking on a new hobby; or perhaps you are a more advanced sew...

Tips for Cleaning & Caring

12/10/2018

Looking after your sewing machine is an important but often forgotten step. By cleaning, oiling and caring for your sewing machine you will prolong th...

Pattern Matching Tips

04/04/2018

Are you struggling with pattern matching your fabric? Or just want to learn a new skill to create some stunning garments? Learn how to pattern match w...