why I sew: Renee

why I sew: Renee

Ever since I read the ‘Why I Sew’ posts from last seasons KCW, I’ve been thinking about this very question. Like many adults, I’ve given a few different hobbies a try and they have come and gone, but for some reason when I started sewing it became not just a hobby, but a passion…. an […]

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Renee

the first garment I ever made for my kids: Renee

Hi sewers/sewists/seamstresses/people who read the KCW blog, this week we thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of our earliest sewing projects. I’m going to show you the first two patterns I sewed for my daughter. My earliest projects are not that old, I’ve only been sewing seriously for about 2 […]

kcw Theme: Mini Me!

kcw Theme: Mini Me!

Hi Kids Clothes Week enthusiasts! It’s Renee here again from Nearest the Pin. The team have a few fun round up posts planned and todays is the first. Whew! I have to say, the project pool was an amazing place to spend some time. I’m sure you’ll agree that the wealth of talent and productivity was […]

PATTERNS: how to make it do more

PATTERNS: how to make it do more

Hi again KCW sewers – and just as the banner says, it’s Renee here from Nearest the pin. How are your plans coming along? If you’re feeling a bit ‘over’ your pattern stash, then today’s post has come at the right time. Sewed them all before? Need some more inspiration? Well today I’m here to […]

spring inspiration: fabric

spring inspiration: fabric

Our contributor for today is an Australian blogger,  Renee from Nearest the Pin. I only just discovered Renee and her blog last KCW.  She has a boy and a girl to sew for and also sews lovely clothes for herself. Renee took up sewing rather recently, but she has an eye for good fabrics!  That’s what […]