Tea and a Sewing Machine

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There's plenty of tips, techniques and projects whether you are new to sewing or whether you have been sewing for years. Click on the categories below to find out more!

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How to Make a Shirt Without a Pattern

How to Make a Shirt Without a Pattern

How to Make a Shirt Without a Pattern The full tutorial showing how to make a shirt without a pattern is here on the Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network. My third little boy, Barnabas, took a fancy to wearing shirts a couple of years ago. I don’t know the exact reason but I’m guessing it’s also why […]

Small Round Bag Tutorial

Small Round Bag Tutorial

A Small Round Bag Tutorial This small round bag tutorial is the third in a series I’m writing to show what you could make using the new Tilda collections, Memory Lane and Cabbage Rose. I was sent the fabric by the people at Stitch Craft Create. The previous two are a very easy fabric basket and a […]

Free Patterns and Templates

Free Patterns and Templates

Free Patterns and Templates on Tea and a Sewing Machine Over the last 18 months or so, I’ve written a number of tutorials and other posts that have involved a free digital download of some sort. These have included free patterns, templates and one or two other things. The slight problem with this is that […]

What Else?

I love to make stuff and I also like to help people. Tea and a Sewing Machine is jam packed with tutorials and these are being added to all the time. But sometimes we need something different. So here are some other posts that are not tutorials but which you might find useful.

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There’s also a shop selling pdf patterns for some of the tutorials. The patterns are all under £5 and, like the tutorials, are being added to all the time.

What’s This About an Ebook?

I’ve written an ebook about making clothes without a pattern. This is something I like to do myself and I want to encourage other people to try it too! You can find out more here.

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