In the beginning
I’ve sewn for as long as I can remember. My mother was a seamstress with an industrial sewing machine and one of my earliest memories is sitting under her machine while she sewed and gathering up the scraps of fabric to make things with. Of course, health and safety wouldn’t let you do that now!
As I got a bit older I started making clothes for my toys and one of the first things I ever made was a pair of dungarees for my favorite teddy. He looked so smart!
I guess that’s how a lot of people start off sewing, but I carried on from there. I got my first sewing machine when I was nine and I went on to make my own clothes. I was so keen to do as much sewing as I could that they even let me do extra sewing at school!
And the rest, as they say, is history!