Hello and welcome to Sewgirl website and blog. My name is Fiona Hesford and I’m passionate about inspiring everyone on the planet to sew!
Based in sunny Worthing on the South coast of England with my gorgeous husband Marko and cute little cat called Madame Mabelline (Mabel for short), my children are all grown up now and fled the nest, so I devote my time to teaching sewing, writing projects for magazines, appearing on TV craft channels and producing dressmaking patterns and kits under the Sewgirl brand.
I like to design everyday clothing and accessories that I want to wear myself, in fact I rarely buy clothes from shops anymore. Wearing something that you have made yourself is very satisfying. Obviously, it takes a bit of practise, improving with every project, but choosing your own fabric and pattern style, means you have something totally unique to you. Its a way of discovering yourself and learning new skills along the way.
This blog and website, is a place dedicated to show you, with clear photos and text, how to make Sewgirl patterns, along with pattern hacks, tutorial films and fabric suggestions. Think of it as a helping hand to assist you along your sewing path. By the way, if you subscribe to this blog, you will be notified whenever I post something like a new pattern, technique tutorial or info.
Whether you have been to one of my workshops or embarking on a Sewgirl pattern, this blog aims to help you through the sewing process, to make your experience more enjoyable.
If you are interested in purchasing a Sewgirl pattern, please click the link below which will take you to the Etsy shop.
Happy sewing ! X Fiona
Angela (bottom row far right) in the 2022 series of The Great British Sewing Bee wearing a Sewgirl Frida Top!
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