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Woolly knits – knit, crochet, sew

The weather suddenly turned cold which prompted me to finally sew together two knitted dresses. Officially, they need to be washed before wear to smooth out the yarn, but I need them tomorrow and the day after, so no time for washing... So much for leaving things till the last moment! ๐Ÿ˜œ The blue dress… Continue reading Woolly knits – knit, crochet, sew


My sewing space

By popular request, here is how my sewing space is organised. My "sewing room" is really a bay window space of our living room / kitchen combo. My main sewing table is the left triangular surface with the green machine sunk into the table. Here is a close-up of that space showing the hole: That… Continue reading My sewing space

Sewing machines

My evolving sewing crew – 4th edition

These machines are installed in my sewing room and are being used all the time. Each machine has its own unique set of functions which are needed in different situations, so although "all the time" does not mean 24/7, it still means that these machines are needed regularly and should be ready, willing and available… Continue reading My evolving sewing crew – 4th edition

Sewing machines

Two paperclips, an in-betweener, a pique and a sleeping beauty

Yep, they are like busses - always arriving together. But fiveย "new" sewing machines turning up within two weeks, that's a record! ๐Ÿ˜ณ The interloper After I talked myself into "needing" an old refurbished Singer 27K "Paperclip", I accidentally got two instead of one. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ The first one is now known as The Interloper: it is… Continue reading Two paperclips, an in-betweener, a pique and a sleeping beauty


Do I need another nice old sewing machine?

Need? Probably not. Want? Ah, now we are getting somewhere... ๐Ÿ˜‰ I currently have 12 lockstitch machines in active use, plus 3 overlockers, plus 1 little chain stitcher, plus 4 machines that need a little work to come into active duty. Do I really need another? No. My existing sewing crew covers almost all of… Continue reading Do I need another nice old sewing machine?