Tell us a bit about what brought you to sewing in the first place, have you ever been formally taught?
I began sewing in 2009 after the birth of my son. It was the first time I had ever not been working and had the opportunity to pursue something recreational. I wanted something that was just for me and didn’t involve nappies and feeds too, lol. So I enrolled at a local adult community college where I spent the next year or so attending one day a week. I gained basic qualifications in garment construction and pattern cutting and learnt the ins and outs of using a machine, following a pattern and making adjustments as well as drafting from a block. We moved about 18 months after I started and the distance became to much to continue. But it gave me enough of a grounding to start working things out for myself and, more importantly, ignited a passion that just keeps growing!
We’re all looking with envy at your Shedquarters, but have you worked your way up from less salubrious sewing surroundings?!
Ah yes! Dining table. Tiny space behind the bedroom door. Floor. Been there! Having said that, this is not my first summerhouse.… Read More...