Sewing the Astoria from Colette Patterns’ Seamwork Magazine

The Astoria Sweatshirt About a million years ago, Colette Patterns released the Astoria sweatshirt pattern via the Seamwork magazine. At the time, every sewing blogger…

Meet: Alison Harper and Baby & Tots Boutique

In my last newsletter I mentioned #EthicalHour; have you ever taken part? It’s on Monday evenings at 8pm (which I often miss because I’m at…

Meet: Arture and their sustainable vegan accessories

Remember the post about cork leather and the keyring I made too? Literally just after I’d written those posts I met Keshsa in a Facebook group…

Meet: Ragged Life

As I said in Thursday’s post, this month’s blog posts have got a bit of a textile waste theme. Mostly because I’ve been thinking about…

Sewing creates textile waste, should we care?

I’ve started to think that sewing can be a pretty wasteful hobby. This textile waste just can’t be helped sometimes. There’s the waste from cutting…

Natural dye

Before we get into discussing natural dye, have you signed up for my new monthly newsletter? First one goes out this week!  The summer holiday…

Time for some slow sewing

It feels like a long time since I sewed anything. It’s partly down to a conscious decision to do some slow sewing, even though I’m…