Created in 2014, A Stitch to Scratch was born from my desire to learn to sew and to document this process for entertainment and to help anyone with a similar desire. This blog is a record of my attempts to self-teach myself how to sew and any other crafts that grab my attention, as well as sharing some other things I am interested in (you will find a fair bit on books and Harry Potter I’m sure!)

If you’re interested in beginner sewing and crafts and want to learn with me or just want to laugh when my creations end up wonky, feel free to follow along with my creative journey! I like to follow tutorials, book guides and general online advice to create (hopefully) lovely things and muddle through confusing beginner problems (like what is tension? I still don’t know. I’m determined to understand it one day!)

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Among the highlights here you can find:

  • My “I Made That!” Monday posts, where I share the things I’ve made. I sometimes include my own notes on the makes; what I liked, disliked and things I would do differently next time.
  • Troublesome Sewing Terms Untangled – In which I untangle those confusing sewing words that stump beginners (well at least me!)
  • The 12 Crafts of Christmas is one of my favourite series! On the 12 days leading up to Christmas I share a festive-based craft per day to get us all in the Christmas mood!

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Who is (1)
I am a 27-year-old tea-drinking, cat-owning scientist living in Nottingham in the UK. I have a passion for crafting and sewing – I like to make things! I have always enjoyed scrapbooking and so in 2014 I took a risk and splashed out on a sewing machine to teach myself some basics. I then spent all weekend in front of it, ignoring hunger, thirst and my poor attention-starved boyfriend. I was hooked. I wanted to learn to do everything. I watched so many YouTube tutorials. Somewhere during the fervour of excitement over starting something new I decided to write it all down as a record of my progress, thus A Stitch to Scratch was born.

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This is me!

If you’re interested in beginner crafts, or have an idea you’d like me to talk about or a craft for me to try, hit me up! I’d love to hear from you! Hayley Margaret (1)


22 thoughts on “About

  1. Ha! Small world. Just commented on your employment enigma post and then thought I’d read about you. So you live in Nottingham, my home city, though I haven’t lived there since before you were born.


    1. Thank you so much! (For BOTH of your amazing nominations!!) I’m so pleased you enjoy my blog enough to nominate me for these! I wonder if I can nominate you back anyway, as I love your blog too! 🙂


  2. Hey there! I love your blog, and I have nominated you for A Lovely Blog Award AND the Liebster Award for double awesomeness! If you would like to participate in this, please see my post http://stilllifewithgradstudent.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/two-posts-in-one-award-season-and-let-us-all-mourn-the-end-of-blogging101-it-will-be-missed/
    If you don’t want to participate, if you already have one, or if you’re just going „Who are you again?“, just enjoy the fact that I think your blog rocks! 🙂
    (Yes, I’m nominating you back and you can’t stop me, hear my evil laugh!)


  3. Hi Hayley, I just came over from Steve’s Blog Party to say hello and that I really love your blog. I have got interested in sewing lately since the ‘Sewing Bee’ and have attempted to make a few things, some of which I can actually wear 🙂


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