All Posts By: Laura

Notions: Herringbone Stitch.

Illustration from McCalls Sewing in Colour, 1960.  I know this seems complicated but I use Herringbone Stitch for all my hems. I first got taught this technique when I was working at the- now sadly closed down & sold off for parts- BBC Costume Department in West London. The reason it was being used on […]

Sewing is good for you!!

CLINICAL STUDY REVEALS THE STRESS-REDUCING BENEFITS OF SEWING Surprise! Sewing May Be Good For Your Heart! A clinical study commissioned by the Home Sewing Association (HSA) reveals that women who sew – both skilled as well as novice sewers — experience a significant drop in heart rate, blood pressure, and perspiration rate when compared to women […]

Oh, Sajou!

I have just discovered Sajou! I may never return from this. . . it is quite literally my form of heaven! These are a must have: I have every intention of starting to expand the Laura After Midnight clothing line in the new year & I simply adore these labels! the first is Workroom in French, the second Hand Made! The lovely picture […]

Machine Embroidery insights

I am teaching a course on Machine Embroidery tomorrow & thought I share the worksheet… I absolutely are free hand Machine Embroidery for its many and varied uses! General Free Hand Machine Embroidery tips: Always make sure you keep your hands on the edge of the embroidery hoop. This is essential for safety and will […]