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    Applique, Art Journal, Blackwork Embroidery, Colour Pencil, Cross Stitch, Decoupage, Drawing, Dressmaking, Embroidery, Heat Embossing, Junk Journal, Needlecraft, Needlepoint, Papercraft, Papercutting, Rubber Stamping, Scrapbook, Sewing, Smash Book, Tapestry, Weaving, Writing Fiction, Zentangle.
  1. Hello Anniebabes and Bigbunniesuk, Thank you for the lovely welcome! Annie, did you knit the cute character in your avatar picture? He looks lovely. I used to have a Knitting Nancy doll when I was a little girl, but I don't remember ever doing much with it other than making long cords! Perhaps I should have done more with it. Carolyn, Thank you for reminding me to look at the links at the top for projects and videos, etc. I did actually overlook that whilst trying to stumble my way around the site. I will take a look now!
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    Beginner Newbie Help - How to Start Sewing?

    Hello Aisles, Thank you so much for your lovely post! I loved reading how you started out. I hadn't thought of getting old bed sheets from a charity shop, what a fantastic idea! I was worried how much fabric might cost me when starting out, and that seems a perfect way to start without being frightened of making a mess of it! I am glad Hand Sewing can make a very strong item (it may take me a little while to learn how to sew correctly though!), as I have been having trouble with handbag straps breaking on me. I would love to be able to learn to make handbags myself, and hopefully make them strong enough to last. What kind of fabric can I use that will be hard wearing, I've been thinking maybe denim, but also maybe canvas? I have a canvas tote bag I bought a few years ago now, and it's still going strong! I love the idea of starting sewing with a needle case and pin cushion, as they will definitely be what I will need. It would be nice to do something small and fun too! I quite fancy the idea of making a voodoo doll style pin cushion, though I might get some strange looks while using one! I will definitely look for different needle cases to do, I may end up doing more than one, so I can separate different types of needles, as I do have some cross stitch needles as well as sewing needles to house. Thank you so much for your help!
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    Beginner Newbie Help - How to Start Sewing?

    Hello Everyone, I am a new stitcher here. At school I vaguely remember doing a little Cross Stitch, sewing a basic rectangle shape lined bag with a zip, and sewing two pieces of fabric together using a sewing machine. But that seems such a long time ago now! I am feeling inspired from watching The Great British Sewing Bee on TV, and would love to start sewing and working from patterns. I was just wondering, where should I start? What project did you start sewing with? What would you recommend I start with? I consider myself to be a complete newbie to sewing, and would love to start from the basics with hand sewing, what do you think I should try making? And can I try making anything without a pattern? Where to begin? Any help and advice you can offer would be very greatly appreciated! Many Thanks,
  4. Hello, I am a newbie here, I joined from the sewmag.co.uk website today, having bought my first issue of the magazine. I'm feeling inspired to try some sewing after watching The Great British Sewing Bee! I also like to dabble with Art Journaling, Scrapbooking (I love Rubber Stamping and Decoupage!), Drawing, and Embroidery. I would love to learn and try Blackwork Embroidery, Tapestry / Needlepoint, Zentangle, and any new Papercraft techniques! Looking forward to making some new likeminded friends on here for some shared inspiration, encouragement and techniques. Best Wishes,