Why did I set up my sewing biz?

An abrupt change of events found us living on a narrowboat near Tring. It was during a recession & my online business was failing. Since I’ve been self employed since 1985 I am inclined to think that I’m unemployable, too used to doing things my way!  A chance...

Want to start sewing? Which sewing machine should you buy?

Buy the best you can afford; this machine could be with you for a lot of years. (I had a machine for 35 years & did a lot of sewing on it!) Usually the slightly more expensive machines have better motors & are more reliable. Buy a good make (hate to say it but...

Clearing my mother’s house

My mother has recently had to go into a care home at the age of 98: she was living alone and kept forgetting to eat and drink. She wouldn’t have anyone live with her, so it was the only option. But this isn’t a sad story – it was really touching to see the things she...

My gift to you

My gift to you is a tutorial on How to make a tote bag out of an old pair of jeans. https://sewingseamseasy.co.uk/sew-now/ ‎I bet you can’t make just one bag! Let me tell you about the annual visit to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia I try to get to the...

Glad Doris has gone! Behind the scenes at Sewing Seams Easy

Well, I’m extremely glad Doris has gone, today has been a beautiful spring day. Sunshine & the birds singing again. Yesterday life on the boat was a little scary, all down to Doris! We had waves on the canal & white horses across the reservoir, the boat was...

It’s been a mixed week, how has it been for you?

This week has been a mixture of highs & lows, the lows are all to do with my mother’s health. Well she is 98 & still quite fit for her age, but she has been in hospital since before Christmas, she had stopped eating & drinking, they couldn’t just put her...