Tea and a Sewing Machine

Inspiring Sewing and Crafts

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

There's plenty of ideas here whether you've been sewing for years or just a few weeks. There are tips and techniques as well as sewing projects, all with tutorials and plenty of pictures. And if you're a beginner, there's a section just for you! Click on the links below to find out more.

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How to Sew a Laptop Sleeve

How to Sew a Laptop Sleeve

How to Sew a Laptop Sleeve I like my stuff pretty. Not over the top pretty, everything pink and endless ruffles. But I do like pretty things, fabric boxes, cushions that I’ve made myself and I wear dresses for the school run. Laptops generally are not pretty. Neither are sewing machines, although I have seen […]

How to Draft a Sleeve Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Sleeve Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Sleeve Pattern Piece Last week I showed how to draft a simple bodice pattern piece. Once you have your pattern piece drafted, there are lots of possibilities for what you could make with it. You could add a skirt and turn it into a dress, change the neckline or make it into […]

How to Make a Water Bottle Carrier

How to Make a Water Bottle Carrier

How to Make a Water Bottle Carrier I have been planning to make a water bottle carrier for ages and at last I have got round to it! I actually need to whip up a few; we’re going on holiday in a couple of weeks and I know how heavy 6 bottles of water can […]

What Else?

As well as all the sewing stuff on Tea and a Sewing Machine, there are tutorials for other crafts too. There are some crochet tutorials, also jewellery, wet felting and wreaths. There’s even a whole section devoted to Christmas!

You might also like to delve into the archives of the blog section. All the posts end up here, but some of them don’t fit into any of the another categories. You might find some things to enjoy reading that you won’t find anywhere else on Tea and a Sewing Machine!

If you like my tutorials, you might like to take a look at my Etsy shop. I have a number of patterns and craft kits for sale there, all aimed at being affordable for people on a budget and being added to all the time.

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