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Hello and welcome!

I am an English girl born and bred in the picturesque Somerset countryside.

I have nurtured an urge to create beautiful things from fabric and wool ever since I made a pincushion for my mum on Mother’s Day circa 1973!

My skills have, thankfully, improved considerably from those first tentative steps into the world of Handmade and, whilst my ‘day’ job is equally creative as a Wedding Photographer, my real passion  is for sewing and crochet – from which comes “Sewchet”.

In my Twenties I made wedding dresses, ball gowns, tailoring, curtains and soft furnishings for a living followed by five years working for a fashion designer.

My four children have all had the dubious pleasure of wearing my creations and all seven (yes, seven) of the homes I have lived in bear testament to my creative genius. Or so I like to think.

I am lucky enough to have the luxury of a dedicated studio in our converted loft, which has recently been refitted to accommodate all of my creative needs in the most organized way imaginable.

Luckily, I have a very resigned supportive husband.


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  1. What a stunning blog!I’m sooooooooo happy you stopped by mine and gave me the great chance to meet you!You have a new follower and a new “pupil” 🙂

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  2. I totally enjoyed my visit with you!!! you are a photographer and that explains your beautiful pics and everything 🙂
    P.S thanks for visiting with me too 🙂

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  3. Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you’d like to accept it, you have ten questions to answer, which you can find on my post:

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  4. I just found the poncho pattern…and love it…my question is is this pattern in UK terms or US terms as the stitches are the same but known as other terms here (ie…Treble is UK term for Double in US)?

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  5. Good Afternoon! I was so lucky and received The Liebester Award and i have nominated you for the award here 🙂

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  6. Hey there Sewchet! I’m doing a project where I’m following ten exciting, fresh, and interesting bloggers each day for the month of March 2015, and you’re today’s #7! Feel free to come visit me when you can at, and follow if you like what you read. Have a good one!

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  7. Hello! Just had a wonder through your beautiful blog. It really is a gorgeous. 🙂

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  8. Hi! I have awarded you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! My recent post has all the details… … congratulations 😀

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  9. Hya, how come I haven’t come across you before, I found you through the Minerva website. I’m looking forward to diving into your blog. Love your Ascot dress btw.

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  10. I hope you’ll blog about your crafting space one day. It sounds divine.

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  13. Hi there,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog SEWCHET has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Knitting blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of top Knitting & Crochet blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!



  14. Although the weather is still hot in Las Vegas, the school year is approaching. I made a tally of my kids backpacks to see how much shopping we have to do before school starts. My daughter’s favorite backpack was very clean but torn and unusable. Thanks to your 1 hour Ikea bag, I was able to stitch this backpack right up. When I made the 1 hour bag, I learned how to stitch through vinyl and thick straps…thank you for helping me upgrade my sewing skills!

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  15. Are your crochet terms US or British?

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  16. I purchased the Sew Retro Bag but am having problems converting pattern to inches. do you have a version converted already?

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  17. I’m not familiar with what “imperial” means. When I convert cm to inches it is screwy amounts.


  18. well as an American sewer, I don’t understand the metric system

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    • Well, I had to pick one or the other, not both because they are not interchangeable. If I had written it in inches, the cm would be, as you say, “screwy”. Most of my customers are American and none of them have had a problem. You don’t understand that there are 10mm in a cm and 100cm in a metre?? Anyway, you don’t need to ‘understand’ cm to use them. Just use a tape measure with cm on one side and inches on the other, then you can convert easily enough if you really must!


  19. Hi! We’re writing to let you know of a new website that is launching in the coming weeks.

    We’re a knitting community hosting knit-a-longs, tutorials, patterns, and a community space for knitters to become friends and help one another (or vent as the situation calls for)

    We plan on featuring a knitter/designer a month and would love for you to contribute (a pattern, yarn, whatever you’d like!)

    We please ask if you could let your followers know we exist! It would be greatly appreciated.

    Looking forward to having you as a member of the k3tog community

    The k3tog team
    – Kendra and Sarah


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  21. Hi there, I am trying to buy one of your patterns – the large quilted bag with wooden handles – but am having great difficulty doing it on line. Is there another way I can order and pay please?n Christine Cantello


  22. I purchased the Sew Retro Bag PDF pattern this morning. I received my confirmation of payment but NO PDF pattern has been sent to me.

    I am so frustrated!
    Lesley Mapstone

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    • As per my email to you, this is NOT a business and although I check my emails regularly, it is every few hours rather than every few minutes. You received your pattern within 4 hours – which some might say is not unacceptable?


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