How to Tell if Your Trousers are Ill-Fitting and How to Fix Them

Making your own trousers can be incredibly rewarding, but it comes with challenges! One of the most common issues is ensuring a proper fit. Ill-fitting trousers can be uncomfortable and unflattering, but fortunately, there are clear signs and straightforward adjustments you can make to get your trousers absolutely perfect! (Especially if you start with a […]

Meet our tutors

Hannah  Owns and runs Stitching Kitchen she is passionate about textile art and sewing, teaches embroidery, felt making, textile art, use of sewing machines, free motion stitching and basic dressmaking. Vee A life long crafter with a wealth of experience in knitting, crochet, paper making and book binding and amazing imagination.  Vee runs our Coffee […]

Interview with Radio Northampton

A week or two ago Bernie from Radio Northampton gave me a call to talk about all of the wonderful sewing and craft workshop we had going on at the studio in November – here is what we said: You’ve heard of Movember, you know, Veganuary for the start of the year we’ll add a […]

DIY Reusable Sanitary Pads: A Beginner’s Guide

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the environmental impact of disposable menstrual products. And that’s before we get into the cost implications, buying sanitary products gets very expensive very quickly! Many people are seeking alternatives, and reusable sanitary pads are an excellent choice. They’re not only more sustainable but also cost-effective […]

Wet-Felting; A Brief History Of An Ancient Art-form

Wet-felting is a textile technique and has been practiced for thousands of years. There’s evidence of it across some of the earliest human civilisations. And it makes sense, it’s an accessible art from, allowing us to transform raw wool into something durable, practical and extremely beautiful. From Rough Beginnings Some of the earliest evidence of […]

Finishing your quilt

So you have made a patchwork quilt – well done you!  The next bit often makes me scratch my head and reach for one of my many quilting books so here I have some useful hints and tips to get your quilt bound to perfection. Don’t panic here is the low down on how to […]