Previous month:
November 2016
Next month:
April 2017

March 2017

zip-up tray pouch


I finally have a new sewing pattern to share with you, say hello to the Zip-Up Tray Pouch.  This sturdy pouch opens up into a tray, to keep contents close at hand and easy to reach.  It can be zipped up when not in use and is great for storage and for when out and about.  It will be perfect for sewing and other crafts, kids toys, travel and more.

I've been working away at this idea for over a year, I wanted something that ended up sturdy without being too complicated in it's construction.  Pattern design can be a long winding and sometimes tricky process.  Once I get an idea into my head for something I want to be able to create, I will just work away until I get the right set of idea's to make it work.

In the samples here, you can see one that is made with a print from my forthcoming line Stay Gold (available to pre-order here).  The second sample is made from yarn dyed Essex linen in Charcoal.  Finished size of the pouch is 11"(W) x 4"(H) x 4"(D) when closed and 11"(W) x 4"(H) x 7"(D) when open.

I hope you enjoy making the pattern!

072 (2)

new sewing class


I've been busy working away over here.  There is new fabric, the new book and new patterns on the horizon.  

I've also been busy putting together a new sewing class which I'm very excited to be able to offer bookings for from today. The class will take place on Saturday 22nd of July this year at Didcot in Oxfordshire - 10am to 4pm (to be confirmed). 

Fold up sewing folio by aneela hoey

Class Details

The project I will be teaching is the Fold-Up Sewing Folio which is taken from my new book Stitched Sewing Organizers (to be released this summer).  This is a super handy pouch to have around - great for using when binding, for applique projects, embroidery, English paper piecing and more.  It can also be seen on the cover of the book (see sidebar).  

At the start of the day, you will receive a complimentary copy of my new book (this will be before general release in the UK).

I will be covering lots of tips that are handy to know when making organizer type projects, including - sewing machine settings, sewing with vinyl, differences between interfacings and more.

You'll also get the opportunity to see many of the other projects from the book first hand.

You will need to bring your own tools, materials and lunch.  I will be providing tea and refreshments.

The cost of the class will be £65.00 and bookings can be made here.  Limited places are available, once paid your place will be reserved and you will receive further details in due course.


I hope you'll join me?  I look forward to meeting you!