Welcome to the first ever Sew Creative blog post!
For those of you who haven’t been to Sew Creative then we are primarily a sewing school, based in the bustling market town of Altrincham. I’m Kate, and I started this little venture back in 2016. At first it was just me on a little table in Hobbycraft, however now I have the pleasure of working with two amazing seamstresses/teachers Fiona and Holly, as well as a whole host of fantastic volunteers...we also now have our own studio space - in case you were thinking how on earth do they all work from one table in Hobbycraft?!
I have been wanting to start a blog for some time now, and seen as it’s January and this is the month for resolutions and new starts and all that, I thought that this was a good a time as any to get writing.
Please note that I am fully aware that it is not January the 1st today...or even the first week in January, however this this has been my first opportunity to get this blog written (you can see already that my original resolution idea of managing workload more effectively isn’t working out too well!).
The main reason for wanting to write this blog is because we have the pleasure of seeing so many talented people in our studio who, regardless of whether they are absolute beginners or advanced crafters, manage to achieve so much. We teach from age 6+ here at Sew Creative, and we truly believe that regardless of your age or how ‘creative’ you think you are, absolutely everyone can sew. All you need is a positive attitude, a little belief and maybe a lesson or two to learn the basics.
We regularly celebrate these wonderful humans on our Instagram and Facebook pages, but we would also like to do a little roundup once a month as well. We will also use the blog to tell you all about our latest events, as we host sewcials once a month, as well as pattern reviews, sewing inspiration and just general goings on from the Sew Creative studios...and maybe a little bit of dog spam in the form of our studio mascots, Eric and Dotty!
Aside from writing this blog my other, more personal, resolution is to actually do some sewing myself this year! Or to be more precise, finish one of the many projects that I have started already. I would also like to only use fabric from my (rather extensive) stash pile, instead of buying more fabric.
I do feel I need to confess though, that this is not going well so far. I have just cut out a pair of Butterick B6178 culottes in a (new) navy linen, and I have also just purchased some pretty pink jersey rib from Minerva Crafts so I can make (another) Gable Top, and I absolutely have to make a tea dress in our pretty mustard posy print before it sells out...but I will definitely start resolution no.2 as soon as they’re made...maybe...
Do you have any New Years resolutions? If so, I hope they're going a little better than mine! Talking of which, I'm off to sort out my half finished makes and humongous fabric stash...hopefully we’ll see you all soon, at a class or in our Sunday sewcial cafe.
Happy sewing all!