Girl in Stitches

Being the occasional and rambling account of one young lady's adventures with fabric and a soldering iron

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Saving Your Sewing

What to do when you’re cheerfully sewing by hand and your thread knots itself without asking.

November 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Camberwell Beauty

It should really, I think, be made of wine-coloured velvet. But I’ve never actually seen one. They aren’t native to Britain, just rare visitors. I’m not particularly keen on the … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment


This one doesn’t look especially snappy in photos, but I feel more positive about the real thing. If I ever make another comma butterfly it will have separated wings with … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment


Over a year, and they’ve changed the post-writing bit in WordPress. That serves me right for procrastinating. I don’t feel like I’ve done much sewing over the past year, but … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lookin’ fly

Moar butterfly. The silver-studded blue. Tiny, iridescent and much too lovely to ever accurately replicate. Looks cracking on that pink coat; I’ve made one for Etsy but I think now … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment


I put this flower ring I made on Etsy the other day. I think it’s cute, but I have no idea how to persuade buyers that. I’ll figure out the … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


Oops. I think some of my fabric stash may have exploded. This is quite a restrained photo, the real extent of the mess is much worse. Creating! Hoo-rah!

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cam dram

I decided to update my Etsy listings and ended up having Major Drama with my camera. Can’t go into details: it’s too fresh, too painful. Suffice to say I made … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment


Five flahs. Organza bonded and cut with a soldering iron and some metal flower stencils.

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interfacing prints

I paper-bag-printed some sew-in interfacing, which came out much more vibrant than the paper bag, and then cut it into flowers. I don’t know what to do with them now, … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment