Do you want to be able to alter RTW t-shirts,skirts and dresses made from stretch fabrics? I'll take you through three ways to get a really good finish on your regular sewing machine

I have a You Tube channel Sewing Box Somerset which is full of short videos on techniques and projects for dressmaking and patchwork and quilting based around patterns available in my Etsy shop.

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One of my favourite techniques is applique and in this video I show you 3 different ways to do needle turn applique using traditional or simpler techniques.

The last Thursday of the every month I do a Live feed for the Janome Stitch Club UK . I cover stitches, feet, techniques etc with a project to make. 

If you are wanting to start patchwork and quilting, English Paper Piecing (EPP) basic this is the easiest and cheapest way to start patchwork and quilting fancy equipment needed just needle, thread, scissors and fabric! These 7 videos will take you through the whole process of making a small sampler quilt showing you lots of different techniques and methods along the way. If you want the templates for these blocks please email me   

Here's another way to achieve a sketchy look for your applique. Needing no special feet or stitches this is a good starter for anyone feeling nervous about free-motion.