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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sewing - is it now popular?

 

Just a Sunday thought....


I grew up when to see sewing on the TV on a Tuesday evening or see a sewing machine available in your local Ikea would not have existed.

I have the pleasure to tell you that Oh yes, sewing is popular and available for all. Happy news for all sewers up and down the UK! We saw The Great British Sewing Bee on the BBC this week, covering sewing challenges of all techniques and all ages. Watch again and even if you are a sewing expert, the history of dress patterns is a real insight.

The Great British Sewing Bee

Image for Episode 1
The Great British Sewing Bee - sewing for all ages and techniques


I then on Tuesday saw that Perri Lewis had posted on her blog - makeanddowithperri about Ikea stocking sewing machines. really? Ikea? I went to see what the reviews were like? This review from Thedailytelecraft sums up the machine reviewed by a beginner. It is a US review and a great read. Do let me know what you think if you have one of the machines. I love that the spare thread is pink and agree it should be white. We all need white thread in our sewing boxes - right?!

SY Sewing-machine IKEA 13 stitch patterns to choose; suits the basic sewing needs at home.
image courtesy of Ikea
If you want to buy one in the UK the Ikea £45 sewing machine
is available now!

So hey, sewing seems to be all around us and it is good it is finally popular, maybe a nod to unique, handmade clothes in the double dip recession? I personally think it is all good news and long may it last!

Now we need some great fabric shops back on our high street. There is a thought.

Hooray for sewing,

Sam x

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