cut off sleeve from long sleeved shirt

For the chop: altering men’s long sleeve shirt to short sleeves

I'm happy and relieved that I successfully completed my first ever alteration today. At my boyfriend's sister's birthday meal (happy birthday again Emily) I showed his family the tote bag I had made and they asked whether I could do alterations? Callum's grandpa (G'and) had a shirt whose sleeves were too short. I worried that … Continue reading For the chop: altering men’s long sleeve shirt to short sleeves

Janome Sewist 525 sewing machine | one small stitch for man

New year, new hobby!

Well it's an old hobby really. While idly googling early this year I stumbled across Barry Rogers School of Sewing in Southampton and they had a 'beginners' course starting in January for 6 weeks. I'm not a complete beginner but looking at the course description it contained things I'd never heard of: 'Hong Kong seam' … Continue reading New year, new hobby!