Do you ever read sewing blogs?
It’s something I hadn’t done until recently, but it can be interesting and useful. There are 100s of sewing blogs out there in the blogosphere, so finding the right one(s) for you can take a while. Some are a person’s record of their sewing adventures, some are more life-style with sewing, some are more educational. Look for a style you like at a sewing level which matches yours or inspires you to greater heights or a blogger whose size and shape matches yours, for made-to-measure tips and advice.
Here are a few of the sewing blogs I’ve enjoyed reading.
A hugely popular blog, written by a contestant in the first Great British Sewing Bee. Tilly’s aim in life is to get everyone sewing and making their own clothes. She designs patterns which are simple for beginners to sew, but which have plenty of scope for personalisation. They’re available as paper patterns or as pdf files. Her blog includes lots of help with sewing, including sew-alongs for her patterns, and tutorials on all sorts of basic sewing.
Fiona is relatively new to sewing and started her blog as a way of charting her progress – which has been immense! She’s a very talented sewer. Her blog is mainly details of her latest makes, with lots about the techniques she’s tried, what worked and what didn’t, alterations she made to the patterns, etc. If you want an in-depth look at using various patterns, this is the place to go. Fiona also does a monthly round-up of indie pattern designers – a great way to keep up with this growing segment.
One of this year’s GBSB contestants, Debbie writes a chatty blog which also includes some tutorials. If you want a bright and breezy read, with a hint of the north, this is the one for you.
Roisin writes in a very quirky style – you’ll probably love it or hate it – and includes a lot of chat. She makes most of her own clothes, including vast quantities of dresses, which she talks about in her blog. However, because she often reuses patterns, she doesn’t always give much detail. This blog is more of a fun read, with a bit of sewing thrown in – but lots of inspiration if you like a nice (or fun) frock.
This is merely the tip of the iceberg – there are dozens more to find, but life’s too short to follow all of them! If you follow, or find, an interesting blog, then please share!