Love What You Create

"I just love Jo's lessons - she explains everything so clearly and inspires me to make things I never thought I could"

Customer over Zoom, May 2020

June 27, 2020

**New Class**

Last year, one of my favourite designers developed a collection of 3 patterns - collectively known as the Rome Collection. I thought this was a great idea and just LOVED the video that they put together...

June 12, 2020

I think it's fairly common to be drawn to making dresses and tops in fancy patterned fabrics when you first start making your own clothes. You feel amazing when you wear them and love saying 'Yes, I made this!' Patt...

May 11, 2020

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on"  Albert Einstein

We’ve had a wonderful 6 weeks of creative crafting since I started my weekly sessions on Zoom. Some of you have dipped in and out, as the mood has grabbed you a...

April 26, 2020

Hello lovely creatives, I hope you're all doing well in the strangest of times. 

I've been in a weird place with my sewing - some days full of motivation, starting lots of new projects and being super productive and...

December 22, 2019

I would like to start by sending you all a warm and festive SewJo hug. For some, Christmas is a magical time filled with friends and family, for others it can be a struggle - to you all I hope you find peace and als...

November 27, 2019

Whilst many of my students enjoy group lessons, some people prefer to learn in a one to one lesson. If you've thought about booking a sewing lesson, but are not sure what to expect then read on.

My aim is to help you...

October 28, 2019

I was treated to a day out at Harry Potter World last week (birthday celebration and YES I got to open the doors! There were tears of joy!). I love Harry Potter and devoured the books and films the minute they were...

October 14, 2019

Sometimes it can feel a bit daunting to take that first step. 'What if everyone else is better than me? What if everyone else has a friend there? I don't know what I'm doing'. This is me at the moment - wanting to s...

September 2, 2019

Lots of emails are popping into my inbox advertising all of the new autumn collections and I woke up this morning to a bright but chilly day. The children are back to school this week and I'm feeling inspired to sta...

August 15, 2019

I'm not sure when my love affair with linen began. It certainly wasn't in my childhood - having been a child of the 70s and 80s when all fibres man-made ruled the roost. I think my first memory of lusting after this...

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