with Di Kendall

Working together with Janome - Red Block

Free Patterns to download -

Adding an External Faced Vent to a Seam


Binding and Facings

Passing on tried and tested techniques is my passion. However there's more than one way to do most things, do what works for you. I certainly use different methods depending on the fabric I'm using.


Sewing on a Budget Part 1 using items you find around the house

Collars and Cuffs

Sewing on a budget part 2 pressing aids usually found in a kitchen



Openings and Plackets

Sewing Machines, making the most of their features

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Image courtesy of McCall's Paterns

Random hints and tips................

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