Margaret and her team are about more than sewing, more than fashion, more than your (and their) wardrobes. Follow us here as we share the things that move us, make us laugh and make us a wee bit cranky.

March 6th, 2015

Fabric: It Can’t Be Trusted

I know it is surprising that a sewing teacher would have that advice - that fabric can't be trusted, but there it is.

tags: Design , Fabric , Sewing
June 3rd, 2014

Sew for Life

Over the last 40 years. I started sewing pretty young! I’m sure that I have made every mistake that there could be in fabric choice and cutting and patternmaking and sewing. I made some big mistakes twice or even three times just to make sure I learnt what I needed to.

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May 29th, 2014

The Mystery Package

Some of the sewers who come to my workroom are very good sewers indeed. Their understanding of their own sewing machines is very good....their enthusiasm is fearless and I admire their confidence in the face of any sewing obstacle. They bring mystery boxes or bags or bundles.

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May 14th, 2014

Wardrobe Therapy Time … Autumn is here!

Its time to start analysing wardrobe contents. If you are not up to doing this on your own it may be a good time for a visit from a Wardrobe Therapist.

May 5th, 2014

Breaking it down … sewing made easier

My point is not that sewing is easy but with the right progression of exercises and encouragement you will be ready to start thinking out the sewing process.

tags: Easy , New Start , Sewing
April 29th, 2014

Sewing Machines

It doesn't mean that your machine won't have you feeling frustration, despair, anxiety and defeat at times, and it certainly doesn't mean that you can throw the unpicker away.

tags: Sewing
April 21st, 2014

What’s the worst thing that can happen?

When you are at the sewing machine know what has to be done in that moment. No guessing. No hoping.

tags: Sewing
April 2nd, 2014

I’m going to sew….

I'm confident cutting into fabric. I know what Im doing. The challenge for me usually lies pretty close to the finish line!

tags: Sewing
March 24th, 2014

Lots of Clothes versus the RIGHT clothes

We may have a lot of clothes in our wardrobes but... it would be much better to have a lot of the right clothes.

March 10th, 2014

The Sewing Process

Choose a fabric, design a garment, use your pattern, cut and sew it, fit your body.

tags: Sewing

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