Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First post!

This is the first post of my new blog which is intended for anyone who loves to sew or who would like to learn to sew and lives in Manila.  I am Dutch, married to a Filipino and have been living in the Philippines for 23 years now. I have sewn ever since I was 10 years old and, as certified seamstress, I have taught classes to both children and adults.

So if you have any interest in learning to sew, need help adjusting patterns, finishing projects, or just with fitting, or maybe would like some company whilst sewing, maybe I can help!

Classes are completely flexible and for any level of sewing. You can start any time and work on a project of your choice whether it’s clothing for your children, curtains for a new house or an evening dress for yourself! Patterns are impossible to find in Manila (other than in Japanese pattern books), but more and more are becoming available as downloads from the internet. I also have a library of European pattern magazines you can use and for the more advanced, I teach pattern making as well. If you can sew already but just need a second pair of eyes and hands to help fit or mark your hems, I can help you there too.

I’ll also be posting photos of projects my students have made as well sharing some of my 20 years experience of sewing in Manila! You will also be able to find a list of where you can get various sewing supplies here . Should you have discovered any good addresses yourself, please let me know and I will add them.

If you have children, please also take a look at our sister blog ILoveCrafts which shows projects we make during our craft classes for kids

Do get in touch for further details or if you have any questions/suggestions, would like to share your own experiences sewing in Manila or need any sewing related advice! I look forward to hearing from you!