Covid-19 Updates Nov 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020
So it looks like from Thursday (5th November 2020) we’ll be closing the doors to Sew Jessalli again for a minimum of 4 weeks. I have to say that I may have naively not planned for another lockdown as I was just starting to get our business going again. But here we are. I thought I’d update you on our plans, what went well last time and what we are planning. 


So firstly clubs and classes. All adult workshops, classes, sew sessions and clubs will be cancelled. If you are booked on a workshop in the next 4 weeks we will be emailing you first with your options and then confirming by phone if needed. Last time it did get a little confusing keeping track of who’s phoned and who’s postponed their booking, so we’d prefer everything in writing this time around if possible. 

If you can afford to support us and postpone your booking that would mean a lot, but we understand that might not be feasible. I’ll be posting new workshop dates for after Christmas, as hopefully that’s a safe bet. Plus if you haven’t and want to book on a future workshop that would support us further. 

After School Club; We have 7 weeks of club left. I’m still waiting for the Government to update their After School Activity rulings. Wednesday 4th Club will still go ahead as normal, and I’m hoping as an educational setting, we can still run the club during lockdown. But this isn’t a definite yet. 

Mum & Baby Club; Well, we only just got this started and looks like we’ll have a one off club this Tuesday (3rd) and then we won’t run it again until it’s safe to do so. 

Knit & Natter, Stitch and Bitch and Sew Sessions; All cancelled until safe to re-open again. 
Our fabrics and haberdashery will once again be available to purchase online. I have some really lovely fabrics arriving this week (typical) so I will get those online asap and let you browse. You can order online for delivery to your home, and we will be offering our local customers Click & Collect services three days a week.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.30am - 3pm.

Don’t forget we will ring you when your order is ready for you to collect. 

I am planning on doing some online videos again and thought maybe you would like some Live Youtube videos as an interactive sew session. If you want some online private zoom lessons, please get in touch. 

Gift vouchers will also be available if you want to buy one for yourself or for someone as a Christmas present. They are a great way to support us without the commitment of a specific date. 

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding. I’m really praying we’ll make it through this. And it’s great to know we’re not alone. I wish you so much support and if you have any ideas of things you’d love us to do, please get in touch. 

Keep safe, keep well and keep sewing!

Stash Busting Mission

Monday, October 19, 2020

 Hi Everyone, 

How are we all? I hope you're safe and well where you are. I wanted to share with you my latest make. I wanted to 'shop my stash' for this one and I won the jackpot when I found this super soft ribbed jersey in my stash. I wanted to make an extra layer for these cooler autumn days but nothing too heavy. I came up with the idea to make a Freya Top (from Tilly and the Buttons Stretch Book) in a slight bigger size, but classic me, I made a few alterations. 




Nude-Tee

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 Hi Everyone, 


It's Minerva Blogger Network time! This month I've made a basic Nude T-shirt from some gorgeous Tencel Blend Jersey (I highly recommend). See the full blog post HERE. But for now, here's some extra photos of my new fave tee. 





Looking for Inspiration?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 Hi Everyone, 


How are you all? Are you looking for some future crafting projects? Maybe some Christmas gift ideas? If so, I wanted to share a few more tutorials I've written over on the Hobbycraft Ideas Hub. It's a great source of inspiration for all types of craft, so well worth a visit. 


You can see my previous posts of other projects HERE and HERE


Here are just a few recent tutorials:




First is a great project for those handmade gifts at Christmas. A knotted headband is a great gift for all the girls in your life. Using fat quarters, so each one can be totally different. The headband tutorial can be found HERE

Autumnal Dress of Dreams

Saturday, September 12, 2020


Hi Everyone, 

How are you all? We are back to work full time now at Sew Jessalli. Fully recovered from having nose surgery also, so it's been a mad few weeks for me. I may look a little bit different in the photos. Bruising is almost gone and I'm feeling great. 
Wanted to share my latest Minerva Crafts make with you all as it's a really lovely one. I made the McCalls 7894 faux wrap dress. It did require a few fit adjustments as the bodice was just too big and too long on me. But I'm happy with the result. Plus the colour of this Viscose Crepe Twill is just to die for. Bringing all the autumnal vibes.