I am writing this blog to share my adventures in learning the art and science of sewing with others, as well as encourage more men to enjoy the pleasures of sewing that I have discovered.
I have only been sewing about a year and I have gone from being a complete novice to an (almost) competent novice! I was inspired by the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee (now probably sadly demised) and the need to make some curtains!
I have since graduated to making jeans, britches, shirts and most recently waistcoats. It has been tremendously enjoyable and I have learnt a lot, making many mistakes along the way, as I have tried to figure out what the rather cryptic instructions on patterns really meant. I am now enjoying the challenge of trying to sew more complex garments accurately, neatly and with patience.
As one of the few men who sew I thought it would share my passion and interest in sewing, as well as what I discover with other men and women. I hope that it will encourage other men to enjoy sewing – especially as most of the sewing market is aimed at women with, for example, relatively few commercial patterns for men’s clothes.
I am very appreciative of the blogs, podcasts and websites from which I have learnt a tremendous amount. I hope this blog will contribute in a small way to the resources that are available online.