Fabric a Newbie sewer should buy for successful results

Fabric for Success in Sewing One visit to a fabric shop or an online retailer and the newbie sewer can become paralysed by overwhelm. My passion is helping people to achieve fantastic results, quickly and easily. One way to get success is in using the correct tools, equipment and fabrics. If you have not sewn…

Help Rachel – What sewing machine for a complete beginner?

There must be something about the arrival of Spring. Must be the birds tweeting and the blossom on the trees. I have had several requests for help from people wanting to learn a new hobby but are completely overwhelmed with the choice of equipment available. One search on the internet for a beginner sewing machine and…

All ready to help you 

My studio is all ready for the  class of 2017 Classes are 1- Help – I’ve got a new sewing machine where do I start? 2- Show me how – what do you want to make? 3 – Learn Patchwork and Quilting And much much more, just get in touch and we will see if…

A New Place to Stitch is nearly here!

Soon to be finished, soon to be revealed. The kettle will go on shortly. How exciting is this? I have been waiting for over a year to get this project completed. It’s not too big Infact it could be a bit cosy But the challenge will be:- How many stitchers can we fit in? How…

New Patch and Sew Website

 Hello everyone ! Patch and sew are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. As some of you may know we had to relocate the Patch and Sew business which was  originally named Cherry Trees Of Bideford. So if you are a new visitor or if you are a frequent visitor to our…

Christmas Bunting

I have been asked to run a Christmas Bunting making course at the Burton Art Gallery Bideford on the 6th December and I have just finished some samples to take and show the students: These are relatively easy and fun to do and can be as simple or as complex as you like. and as you can…

Christmas Fabric just arrived

It might be August but Christmas has arrived at Cherry Trees All fabric is selling for £2.40 per fat quarter Christmas Presents Baubles with Robins Stars Christmas trees Stripe And toning fabric too

West Country Embroiderers Summer Lunch

Last Wednesday the Barnstaple group all met up at the usual time, but it was different. We had a charity table And raised lots of money for the North Devon Hospice – I forget the actual amount, but will post when I have confirmation. The very talented ladies brought some of their work that they…