Hey there, my name’s David and I’m the founder of You Sew And Sew. I’m so pleased you found my little space on the Web!
My interest in sewing was piqued at an early age by my mother’s sewing box and her enthusiasm for the craft. That box was full of intriguing items that would send my curiosity into overdrive and have me endlessly asking questions like, “What’s this for?”
I still ask plenty of questions to this day, and my desire to learn is as strong as ever. I know there are plenty of others out there who love to sew and have numerous questions related to sewing, embroidery, quilting, and other forms of needlework, too, so I decided to bring my knowledge online.
Who is you sew and sew for?
Essentially, I started You Sew And Sew to share what know-how I have and make friends within the sewing community…and to learn from you guys along the way.
The audience I have in mind when writing my articles ranges from complete novices through to intermediate sewers, as I think I have the most to offer here. That being said, I love technology and business, so I do touch on the commercial aspect of the craft in some posts, too.
Some of the modern industrial machines are too fascinating not to cover, after all. It would also be remiss of me to ignore the rise of artisanal makers working from home and selling their creations online. They have a place here as well.
I personally love upcycling and reducing waste wherever possible, including clothing, so if that’s your bag, you’ll feel at home here. Fast fashion is a problem and learning to sew can help. Making your own clothes, even just the odd item here and there, will not only go some way to reverse this trend, it’ll give you enormous satisfaction, too.
So, You Sew And Sew will have something to offer you if:
- You’re new to sewing and don’t know where to start
- You’ve been sewing for a while and would like to improve
- You enjoy making your own clothes and soft goods
- You’re looking for sewing room inspiration
- You’re confused by the umpteen makes and models of sewing machines available and would like independent guidance and advice
What you can expect
While my mother is a keen creator of soft furnishings, my aunt’s forte is dressmaking and alterations. Both were taught by my grandmother who, by necessity, could pretty much mend anything with a needle and thread! I have been lucky enough to learn from these great women, and I’m looking forward to sharing their tips and techniques with you here on these pages.
I will also be reviewing all manner of sewing equipment so that you can make an informed decision next time you shop. Whenever I possibly can, I’ll get my hands on the item in question and put it through it’s paces myself so that you’ll get a first-hand, real-world review.
Of course, this isn’t always possible or practical, so in these instances I will carry out extensive research into the product and gather information from real customers, just like you, so I can bring you the best information possible.
Naturally, all of my reviews will be conducted independently and I have no affiliation whatsoever with any particular sewing machine brand or manufacturer. While opinions can obviously be subjective, I promise to give you my honest judgement without bias, one way or the other.
Hopefully what I have learnt over the years can help you get the most out of your hobby or reignite your passion for this wonderfully relaxing and rewarding pastime.
If you have any questions or feedback, I’d love to hear from you!