Friday, 31 October 2014

Charity Sewing Day for Milton Keynes Neonatal Unit

Charity Sewing Day  Sunday 11th January 10am-4pm 

We are delighted to be holding an event in January to make these much needed baby nests for our local neonatal unit.

The neonatal dept. at hospital have a hungry caterpillar theme so we will purchasing some fabric for the event which has been very kindly sponsored by Milton Keynes Preparatory Schools 

If you can use a sewing machine and would like to donate some time we would love to hear from you, we will provide lots of tea/coffee and biscuits !!

As we have a limited amount of space we are asking people to book a slot either 10am -1pm or 1pm - 4pm  you do not need to stay the full time just as long as you have free.


Date11th January 2015

The Sip and Sew Studios, 70a High Street,
Stony Stratford, MK11  1AH

10am - 4pm 

Contact Emma on   01908 330020 or

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sashiko Embroidery

I've always loved Sashiko embroidery designs but reading books about different embroidery I thought they looked like they would take me a long time to do as I'm a slow hand sewer.

Then recently Fiona at   shared a link and as I scrolled through I saw preprinted panels !!!   Wow I never knew you could get pre printed panels how FAB !

I looked on google for a UK supplier straight away, and found  :-)

The very next day they arrived !

It's in Japanese but the pictures are really helpful 

This is the pre printed panel so it has each stitch marked out for you, to help you get even stitches.

You don't need a hoop just a long embroidery needle, and it's just a simple running stitch as shown below.  Then you just even out the tension with your fingers.

In no time at all I'd finished and I'm a slow slow hand sewer !

The printed panel comes with fabric for backing so you could make into a cushion, tote bag, or like me a pot holder/table runner.  I'm going to make 3 all different patterns and put them together on my table as hot food mats !