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, having learned how to fit kitchen plinths from a Youtube video recently!
You can click and drag the bar at the bottom of the Youtube screen to watch the specific parts that interest you and skip any that don’t. Marvellous!
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 shared by my students and viewers of the programme.
To view, click the links below…
Jackets and tops
Vogue Wardrobe linen jacket with feature curved shoulder seam and inverted centre back pleat.
Sewing darts and easing in linen and cotton sleeves. The Clothkits Boxy Reversible Jacket.
Clothkits Simple Kimono made with French seams.
Easing in sleeves and attaching contrast borders. Simply Sewing Lara top.
Sewing a narrow, curved hem. Easing in sleeves. McCall’s top pattern with feature sleeves.
Clothkits Swing Tunic. Inserting concealed pockets into side seams.
Vogue, bow collar, fitted blouse with cuffs.
Vogue princess seam, short sleeved top, made in lightweight denim.
The Great British Sewing Bee book. Sleeveless shell top.
Dresses and skirts
Clothkits 50’s Vintage Tea Dress with curved bodice seams and full skirt.
Attaching a collar to a striking red version of the Clothkits 1950’s Vintage Tea Dress.
Matching plaids. Shift dress from The Great British Sewing Bee book. Attaching neck and armhole facings for a neat finish.
Gathering a skirt to a fitted dress bodice. Lining the bodice and finishing the shoulder seams. Vogue dress pattern.
Circle appliqué on a cotton Clothkits A line skirt.
Very Easy Vogue linen wrap skirt with feature buttons.
Needlecord skirt. Rob Ryan and Clothkits.
Origami inspired tote bag from Sewing Happiness book.
Patchwork tote bag with satin stitch appliqué and decorative topstitching.
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.
Tote bag with diagonally striped ticking pocket.
Dopp bag in cotton ticking from Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida.
Canvas bag with magnetic closure from The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook.
Patchwork cushion from Fat Quarter Makes book by Jo Avery and Elizabeth Betts.
Stamp Collection cushion from Kaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Little Patchwork Cushions and Pillows book.
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 or drop me a message via the Contact page.