Jackie is a Swedish Tracing Paper customer and enthusiastic amateur sewist from the North West.
Where did you learn the very basics of sewing? How long was it before you got your own sewing machine?
I can’t really remember a time before crafting and sewing. It seems like I’ve always needed something to keep my hands busy and a new challenge. I remember lots of hand embroidery at school and knitting and a little crochet at home with my Mother and Grandmothers. Mum had a lovely old sewing machine from Woolworths. It had a Janome motor on the back and was very noisy but boy could it sew! Mum sewed for all of us and special events were accompanied by a new garment or two from extended family as well. I thought as a teenager that this was ‘not my thing’ as I was interested in maths and science but as an adult I realised I could with a bit of effort get something better than shop bought and got going.
I’m most proud of a shirt I made despite the fact that I hardly ever wear it. What’s the thing you’ve made that you’re most proud of? did it become a wardrobe staple?!… Read More...