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    Spring 22 Sewing Plans

    Spring 22 Sewing Plans. I’m not a fan of winter clothes. I must admit that. I’m a summer baby and much prefer the feeling and freedom that summer clothes bring. I love to feel the sun on my skin! These…

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Newbie Sewist

    10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Newbie Sewist

    I’ve been sewing for almost 30 years and here are 10 things I wish I knew as a newbie sewist. Let me save you some frustration by sharing them with you now. 1. Not all fabrics are created equal. Buy…

  • Sewing goals for 2022

    Sewing Goals for 2022

    Wow! It’s 2022… Are you setting yourself any sewing goals for 2022? I’m deliberately not using the word resolution as traditionally a “New Year’s Resolution” is often doomed to failure before you’ve even returned to work from the festive break.…

  • 2021 review

    2021 Review of the Year

    2021 Review – I’m going to talk about the positives, the things I’m proud of and this things I’m grateful for. I acknowledge that this year has not been smooth sailing but I want to focus on the good times.…

  • Sewing Gratitude 2021

    Sewing Gratitude 2021

    Sewing Gratitude 2021 – At the end of the year I love to take a minute to think of all the things I’m grateful for that year. 2021 has been a real tough year for many of us. But if…

  • 10 free patterns

    10 Free Patterns to Sew Gifts

    I’ve got some fab free patterns and tutorials for some! Some you can even make using scraps left over from other projects. Super It’s getting closer to Christmas… and if you’re feeling the pressure of teacher gifts or extra stocking…

  • long lasting pyjamas

    Long Lasting Pyjamas for Kids

    I made my step-son Jack these long lasting pyjamas back in 2018 when he was just 8 years old. Jack is now about to turn 12 and these are still his favourite PJs. Despite the fact that they are a…

  • Voting options for Sew Along
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    Voting Options for Sew Alongs – Jan/Feb/Mar 2022

    The questionnaire with the voting options for Sew Alongs in the Love & Stitches Club for January to March 2022 is coming soon. Each quarter Love & Stitches Club members get to vote on the upcoming sew alongs. I’ll give…

  • gifting handmade clothes

    Gifting Handmade Clothes

    Gifting handmade clothes to those you love is such an exquisite thing. It takes thought and care and attention to get it just right. And that is part of the beauty of giving handmade; that it is so personal made…

  • Love to Sew

    Love to Sew? 7 Reasons Why

    Do you want to know why I love to sew? I’ll tell you why… 1. I Love Fashion For me, sewing has always been about making clothes. I’ve always loved clothes and fashion from being a small child. I love…