Thursday, 3 March 2011

Cath Kidston - SEW!

Last summer I bought SEW! by Cath Kidston and have drooled over the projects in it. Between one thing and another these last few months, I never got round to doing anything with it. But last Sunday, I found myself at a loose end so I decided to sit down and sew up the free bag that comes with the book!

The picture is a bit rubbish on account of it being such a dull grey day, but it is a lovely bright blue fabric with a country rose type pattern. Very Cath Kidston! 

It turned out smaller than I expected it to but it's nice all the same. It is called a shoulder bag so I was expecting a larger bag but it would be an ideal size for anyone who doesn't lug half their life around with them!

The bag looks a lot bigger on the front cover, doesn't it?

I found the instructions easy enough to follow but the book does presume you know what you are doing so I had to re-read some parts to make sure I understood it. I only had to unpick my work a few times!

I'm rather please with it and now I'm thinking about what to try making next.


  1. Someone got me this book for Christmas and I was kind of disappointed because sewing is the one thing I don't know how to do! I had a quick look at it and could not make head nor tail of the instructions so it's been 'filed' away for now.

  2. I know exactly what you mean, it's really not a book for beginners. It helps to read the first few pages and understand what all the terms are, but I do think it expects you to have some previous knowledge in order to get the best out of it. It is worth having a go at the bag first, I think it's fairly straightforward compared to the other projects.


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