Sewing Tips For Beginners by Sally

Charlie Bradley Ross Monday, 2 June 2014

Hello, I’m Sally and I run a business called The Sewing Machine. I’m passionate about all things sewing and eco so I’m delighted to be writing a few words for the Offset Warehouse blog.

I get a great deal of satisfaction from making things in fabrics that haven’t cost the earth (quite literally) and I love encouraging other people to do the same. Everyone can sew – all you need is the desire to do it. I have taught children as young as 4 years old and they delight in being able to turn scraps of fabric into something new. They have no preconceptions of what it should look like, no worries about the seams being straight or not perfectly matched – they just revel in the delight of having made something themselves. All you have to do is put on a video from or look at a few pictures online and you have all the inspiration you need! You will make mistakes, but you’ll learn from them, and apart from cutting out your fabric in the first place, there’s little you can do wrong that can’t be undone with an unpicker!

Sally's sewing machine
Sally's sewing machine