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Simplicity Blogger Meet Up

Today we went to the Simplicity meet up in Central London to spend the morning with sewing royalty May Martin from the Great British Sewing Bee. It was a really lovely morning and a chance to catch up with old faces as well as meeting a lots of new people. There were about 50 bloggers  in total from all over the country and definitely some excitement about meeting May!

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The morning started out with an introduction from May about how she got into sewing and also how she got selected for the show, it was fascinating to hear about the interviews and the test videos she did before the call came to say she’d got the job! After that we had about an hour of demos and tops tips from May. We got taken through some great techniques including using different machine feet for different stitches as well as being taught some simple ways to insert a zip. With over 30 years as a teacher you can see this is clearly her vocation, she gives her knowledge freely and was able to make some tricky techniques look easy. All the techniques were being filmed close up so we didn’t miss a trick!

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Once the demo was over we got a chance to have a cup of tea and some delicious cake whilst chatting with fellow sewing enthusiasts. Simplicity had a huge pile of patterns that they very kindly gave away as well as giving us all a goody bag stuffed with treats. We were pretty happy to catch May and have a photo with her too. All in all a lovely morning!

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