Getting Crafty Again! Sewing a Machine Cover for my Serger / Overlocker…

Ah finally the six weeks of bedlam and mayhem that constitutes the summer holidays are over! The minute the children were shooed on their way back to school, I took a sweeping look at the devastation left in their wake and took to frenzidly cleaning, tidying and organising the house. And, of course, once that was sorted, my attention turned to my sewing space!

It’s not that long ago I assembled my ‘bijou’ sewing area – the beginning of the year in fact. But, like my middle-aged waistline, the area has continued to expand! It seems I’d consoled myself with having my sewing time curtailed during the school break with planning; buying a shedload of fabric and patterns, as well as a number of new sewing tools.

So my sewing space got a bit of a makeover too! And as part of that I decided to get crafty and sew myself a new machine cover for my serger, using the free downloadable pattern from Closet Case Files. Read More


My Baby Blog is 1!!!


Wowzers…my baby Blog is 1 year old!!!

It only seems like the blink of an eye since I hesitantly uploaded my first post. I couldn’t possibly have conceived, when my finger hovered over the ‘publish’ button for the first time, what an absolute adventure Bloggerhood would be. Since then we’ve hit some major developmental milestones; sort of establishing a regular routine, progressing from babbling to, hopefully, forming real sentences; to finding our feet, taking baby steps and making some amazing sewing friends* in the safe environs of our incredibly supportive online sewing community.

I’ve really appreciated you all holding my hand along the way through this stumbling, drooling and teething stage; for every read, comment and ‘like’, for every helpful suggestion and the many, many smiles and belly laughs you’ve raised both here and over on Instagram. You’re all such brilliant, amazingly talented and lovely people* 😉

I want to say huge thanks for all your amazing support and participation in #sewtogetherforsummer, to my fellow hosts Monika and Suzy and to our fab challenge Sponsors and also to Diane, Helen and Anya for so kindly collaborating. And, of course, to Minerva Crafts for inviting me to their Blogger Network – I love sewing up my monthly Makes for you!

I’ve been constantly inspired by so many of you – I can’t name you all, we’d literally be here all day (and I’m worried I’d accidentally miss someone off the list!) but hopefully I’ve made my admiration felt and you all know who you are 😉 That said:

  • *You can check out the list of some of my favourite sewists (bloggers and vloggers) here

What an exciting 12 months it’s been; here’s to the next! If that’s not reason enough to crack open the wine, I don’t know what is!!

Until next time, hic

Sew Sarah smith