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!)
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!
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.