Sustainable sewing: What Is It?

When I gave my blog a bit of an update after Blogtacular, I added the tagline “Sustainable sewing | Ethical living”. It sums up the…

Sewing an autumn/winter Capsule Wardrobe

Now the weather has changed, my thoughts have turned towards creating a capsule wardrobe for autumn and winter. Actually,  this isn’t quite true, I’m always…

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…

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…

Make a cork leather keyring

Did you read my last post about how amazing cork leather is? I was given a piece of this awesome eco-friendly textile as part of…

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