I will NOT throw my rolled hem foot across the floor


Right, so not to be narky but I was promised by a couple of people that a roll hem foot would change my life. My hems would be “neat and chic” and “look dreamy”. I got a 3mm foot for under £5 and away I went practicing and practicing….

I thought I’d pretty much perfected my technique. Yay me.


Smugly I then attempted to add a rolled hem to my latest top project. Errrr disaster.

Not sure whether I crumbled under the pressure of it not being test fabric, I need more practice with my technique or whether every time you have a go at these hems there’s a high chance of it turning crap.

Probably all three!

I’ve  just read an ace blog post offering calm collected top tips for rolled hems from someone going through the same torment as I have been. I recommend you read it you’ve contemplating buying a hemming foot.


I’d also recommend you get a 4mm or even 5mm (if they do them) as I think it’ll be easier to work with as you’re not trying to get such a tiny hem started/maintained! I’ll be off to try and buy a 5mm one soon.

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MMM12: Day one!

Yippee! Day one of MMM12 done!

I eased into things by wearing this cute knotted headband.

I made it using a great presserfoot tutorial. Find it here at:


Sadly Presserfoot is no more (see Kelli : www.truebias.com and Rian : www.trachties.blogspot.com)

I’m going to put an updated version of the tutorial on here soon. It’s a great tutorial already but I think some instructive arrows would help further!

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What the frock!?


That’s right! I’ve started a blog and the first thing I’m doing is Me-Made-May!

I might be crazy but got to give these things a go, right?!

I’m going to definitely wear at least 3 items of me made clothing every week. I will aim to do 7 days a week and see how I get on as my wardrobe is still a little weather dependent.

Know I don’t have any followers right now but hopefully when I do I can look back on this and feel proud of how the whole blog started.

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