Tea and a Sewing Machine

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If you like craft tutorials you're in the right place!

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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Comet Star Quilt Block

Comet Star Quilt Block

Comet Star Quilt Block I love quilt blocks but I’ve never made a quilt. Usually I stick to quicker projects because I have a tendency to not finish things if they take too long. I currently have three unfinished crocheted blankets for this reason! Quilt blocks don’t have to be used in tiny squares to […]

A Wrist Pincushion Tutorial

A Wrist Pincushion Tutorial

A Wrist Pincushion Tutorial I have a confession to make. I used to put pins in my mouth. And when I think nobody is looking, I still do. It’s awful. I know I shouldn’t do it, but I do anyway. This article describes what happened to somebody who managed to inhale a pin while she was […]

Foofy Skirt Tutorial

Foofy Skirt Tutorial

A Foofy Skirt Tutorial Who doesn’t love a foofy skirt? If you have spent any time at all on my blog, it will come as no surprise that love circle skirts! They are lovely and swirly to wear and, unlike something with gathers or elastic, they add no bulk to areas severely affected by excessive […]

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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