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"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

July 17, 2019

'Thank you Jo, it was a fabulous day... everything about it was lovely and looking forward to the next one!'

'It was a great day, Jo and all such lovely ladies! Thank you so much, my bag of shame of unfinished items...

June 18, 2019

I've got lots of ideas buzzing around my head and about 6 or 7 sewing projects on the go at the moment. I'm finding it hard to focus on one thing and to actually get anything done! Everywhere I look there are design...

May 4, 2019

I had a fab day last week teaching 4 ladies how to make a shirt collar and cuffs. It was a busy day, with lots to learn - but they all did an amazing job and I'm excited to see their first shirts. It reminded me of...

April 12, 2019

On Saturday 13th July, SewJoBaker will be hosting a sewing retreat day! Imagine a whole day of uninterrupted sewing (well, the only interruptions will be afternoon tea and sewing chit chat!). I think the sewing comm...

March 28, 2019

As soon as the tulips start to appear and evenings get lighter, my mind fills with all of the things I'd like to make for the summer. I plan for holidays - that ever elusive capsule wardrobe that 'seasoned packers'...

February 9, 2019

I was very early to bed last night after a busy day fabric shopping in London - but what a fabulous day! I woke with excitement at all of my planned makes and thought I would share with you what I found yesterday an...

January 8, 2019

I love the saying 'clothes maketh the man' and I especially love it when Colin Firth says it in Kingsman.  But enough of my Mr Darcy fixation! 

I think the same is true of fabric. You can make a beautifully...

December 16, 2018

I've had quite a few people ask me in the last week or so 'how many clothes do you think you have 

made?' and I really can't answer. Sewing has been part of my life for so long.

I can vividly remember the first party...

October 8, 2018

Until just over a week ago, I didn't own a ball dress. We'd booked tickets to go to a charity ball and I had also offered a 2 hour sewing lesson for the auction to raise money for the Polly Parrot Children's Hospita...

September 10, 2018

There is a new series on the BBC called Back in Time for the Factory - where a group of modern women are going back in time to learn what life was like in a clothing factory in the 60s, 70s and 80s. This has reminde...

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