Good Bye Career, Hello Life….

What’s sewing got to do with it, you ask? A lot. Let me go into it a bit more…. In my former life as a fashion designer holding a senior position, I was working at a family-run boutique fashion house. I was involved in everything from hiring staff, training them and retaining them, retail sales…

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My First Sewing Machine

  I celebrated my birthday recently, and it got me thinking about the most memorable present – my very own sewing machine – on my 15th birthday. I first got bitten by the sewing bug in primary school – hand sewing little felt toys. This continued well into high school when hand stitching just wasn’t…

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My First (Serious) Attempt to Sew

  I was that bored high school kid with a sewing machine, so I would occasionally make a few wearable “fashion” here and there – mainly because mum didn’t really let me go shopping but was ok with buying fabric from time to time – especially if there was a sale. I had no idea how things…

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Not All Presser Feet are Made Equal – what I learn behind the scene

  “I just don’t understand how people would spend so much on sewing machines, then use cheap inferior feet!”  Said K, somewhat exasperated. “If only they knew the risks.”   “Risks? There are risks?” I asked.   This was how it all began. During a conversation with our supplier – for his privacy, let’s just…

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