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Bet you didn’t know I did this!

Bet you didn’t know I did this!

I've just set up my Etsy shop! You are welcome to browse my shop filled with refashioned/ upcycled jackets & bags that I have embellished myself! If you are looking for the boho hippy vibe this is the place for you. I always feel that summer is the time for my...

I made 4 pairs of shorts in under an hour, you can too!

I made 4 pairs of shorts in under an hour, you can too!

Learn to sew, upcycle, refashion kids clothes in easy steps. Brand new V-Book, yes you read that correctly, this 'book' has videos as well as text to show you how to upcycle, refashion kids jeans & joggers into shorts! Just click on the link to watch the videos...

The Saga of the Boiled Egg!

The Saga of the Boiled Egg!

Get yourself a coffee settle down & read my true story! Well, I was working for a woman called Lady Dowding, she was the widow of Air Marshal Dowding, their home was in Wiltshire. She hadn't got much to do with her days, she was in her 70s she had a housekeeper,...

Sewing Seams Easy has moved to Cornwall!

Sewing Seams Easy has moved to Cornwall!

Sewing Seams Easy has moved to Cornwall It’s been an incredibly long time since my last newsletter, life sort of took over! Well, to bring you up to date there have been some sad times, happy times & a total shake-up of mine & my family’s worlds. The sad times...

Why did I set up my sewing biz?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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...

The Zen of Sewing Lessons

The Zen of Sewing Lessons

I can’t sew, I’ve got enough stress in my life without taking on anything else! But that’s just it, sewing can be therapeutic, it really doesn’t have to be stressful. I find that most of my clients get so involved with what they are making that they totally zone out...

I recently attended the Beginners workshop. I had a great time, and achieved all sorts of sewing: from seams to hems.

I will certainly be signing up for the follow on sessions.

I thoroughly recommend Mary Anne, fantastic tutor!

Terry Broadway

I went along to ‘Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine’ this morning and had a great time. Mary Anne Robbins is a brilliant teacher and breaks everything down into simple steps. She’s great fun and full of inspiration!

I hadn’t used a sewing machine in over 30 years but now I’m off to buy a simple pattern to try out. Highly recommended.

Philippa Sawyer

I have just completed the zips for the terrified course – what a revelation!

They are no longer scary!

Great course in a relaxed atmosphere.

Clare Hogan

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Mary Anne Robbins

Mary Anne Robbins

Sewing Seams Easy

sewing@sewingseamseasy.co.uk
07761 222196

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