The Thrifty Stitcher, Claire-Louise Hardie has very kindly allowed us to share some of her tutorials with you.

Claire-Louise has had a rich and varied career from working as a theatre costume designer to being the first sewing producer for The Great British Sewing Bee. Her debut book, Fashion with Fabric was voted the best UK sewing book in 2015. She’s a magazine columnist and has been teaching beginners to sew in London as The Thrifty Stitcher for over 7 years.

As a sewing educator she has helped to inspire many new sewers, and we hope she will inspire you as well. If you’re feeling intimidated by your sewing machine then check these tutorials out. Claire-Louise takes you through the key elements of the sewing machine, how to begin using your machine and also how to sew your own tote bag.

We do hope you enjoy them! Happy sewing!

Anatomy of a Sewing Machine
Using Your Sewing Machine
Tote Bag Tutorial

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