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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Tips For Sewing With Jersey

Tips For Sewing With Jersey

Tips For Sewing With Jersey Jersey is fabulous for sewing with for various reasons. It’s often thicker, which makes it warmer to wear in colder months. It’s very comfortable to wear. This dress that I made a while ago is still wearing well and I wear it all the time because it is so comfy! […]

How To Sew a Half Circle Skirt Without a Pattern

How To Sew a Half Circle Skirt Without a Pattern

How To Sew a Half Circle Skirt Without a Pattern I love circle skirts. They are very easy and quick to make and you don’t need a pattern. They suit pretty much every body shape and they are lovely and swirly to wear. The only downside is that you need a lot of fabric. While […]

Pumpkin Pincushion Tutorial

Pumpkin Pincushion Tutorial

A Pumpkin Pincushion Tutorial Earlier in the year I made a pincushion. I had been guilty of putting pins in my mouth, even though I knew it was dangerous and therefore probably not a good idea. While watching The Great British Sewing Bee, I noticed that firstly none of the contestants put pins in their […]

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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If you like my tutorials, you might like to take a look at my Etsy shop. I have a number of patterns for sale there, all priced £5 and under and they’re 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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