Live sewing demonstrations!

I’ve been asked recently for some links to my demonstrations on Sewing Quarter, so, I thought it would be helpful to put together this blog post including links straight to the Youtube videos. The beauty of learning this way is that you can hit pause when it suits. Trust me I know, I’ve learned how to fit kitchen plinths from a Youtube video recently!

I’ve picked out what I think are some of the most useful sewing techniques which can be related to a huge range of projects. I love sharing my skills and I get a real buzz out of seeing photos of the beautiful creations my students and viewers of the programme share with me.

So here they are;

Gathering a skirt to a fitted dress bodice. Lining the bodice and finishing the shoulder seams. Vogue dress pattern.

Raw edged, leaf shaped applique on a tote bag.

Origami inspired tote bag from Sewing Happiness book.

Little tote bags with boxed corners. Additional design ideas including curved quilt lines and pin tucks.

Faux leather messenger bag with demonstration of inserting a zip into an inner pocket.

Sewing darts and easing in linen and cotton sleeves. The Clothkits Boxy Reversible Jacket.

Sewing a narrow hem on a curved sleeve. Easing in the sleeves. McCall’s top pattern with feature sleeves.

Matching plaids. Attaching neck and armhole facings for a neat finish. Shift dress from The Great British Sewing Bee book.

Reverse applique patchwork flower tote bag


I hope these demonstrations inspire and encourage you, whatever stage you’re at with sewing. Enjoy! Don’t forget to share your creations with me via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or drop me a message via the ‘Contact’ page.

Jennifer x