Stay safe & sew at home

Sewing can be quite isolating at the best times when no one else around you sews. However, weโ€™ve been hearing from our readers and sewists saying that now with uncertain times ahead of us with the virus that sewing is actually a welcome distraction to the day, and as we all know has a calming influence and lifts our mood!

Here are some ideas on how to stay safe & sew at home:

1. Start using the fabrics in you stash.
Remember why you originally bought your fabrics – you loved them! So now is definitely the time to start sewing with them!

2. Learn from others online
Many companies within the sewing community are starting to communicate with sewers by doing online videos of sewing techniques and other useful information. The lovely Jules Fallon from Sew Me Something has started a Facebook Live page just recently and will be sharing tips and techniques from her studio. To find out more โ€“ click here

3. Get yourself on You Tube
There is lots of of videos out there that are free to watch about sewing. To see a playlist of greta sewing tutorials for You Tube – click here

4. Grab a copy of The Pattern Pages
We’re here to help you through this tough time, take a morning (or afternoon) to yourself, to read through our great library of back issues from the comfort of your own home with just the need for your phone, ipad or computer – click here to subscribe.

5. Why not try an online course?
Here is our a list of just some places you can find online classes for those who love to make their own clothes:

Anita By Design
BurdaStyle Academy
Cashmerette
Closet Case Patterns
Creative Bug
eSewing Workshop
Evelyn Woods Vintage Sewing School
Learn to Sew like a Pro
Melly Sews
Made to Sew
My Bluprint
Saviโ€™s Fashion Studio
School of Sewing
Sew Confident
Sew Me Something
Sew Over it
Sirenna Patterns
Skillshare
Stitch Sisters
Susan Khalje Couture
Tilly and the Buttons

Don’t forget to use our ‘Learn to sew’ section on the main menu. To visit – click here