In this episode, we’re pleased to be joined by designer, podcaster, teacher and Sewing Bee 2019 winner Juliet Uzor. In this episode, Juliet shares some of her top sewing tips, talks about her podcast Uncut and what it was like to be on the Great British Sewing Bee. She also reveals that she’s working on a book!
We chat to Juliet about how she got into sewing in the first place and she reveals some helpful advice for beginners.
Juliet shares lots of brilliant sewing advice on her YouTube channel and Instagram page @julietuzor, as well as on her website: sewsonatural.com. She’s also one-third of the Uncut podcast, which is available wherever you get your podcasts.
If you’re feeling inspired to start sewing, we’d recommend trying Simply Sewing Magazine. It’s packed with great sewing tips and patterns for sewers of all abilities.
Projects of the week
This week, Zoe’s been getting creative with epoxy resin. This trend has been growing in popularity in the last few years and Zoe is hooked! She admits that she’s spent too much money on supplies, but we’re looking forward to seeing what she makes. Here are some epoxy resin ideas if you want to give it a try.
Sarah’s favourite project this week is the bucket hat sewing pattern. It’s a 90s trend that appears to be making a comeback. Sarah is nostalgic for the bucket hats she owned as a teenager and wanted to share the pattern so everyone can make their own.
One good thing
Each week we like to share the things we love right now. This can be anything from recipes we’ve made to TV shows or podcast recommendations. It can even be something as simple as a nice thing that’s happened to us in the last week!
Juliet is about to start a 100 days of walking or running as a challenge – she says she’s really excited and hopes it will improve her fitness. She plans to go every evening after school. Good luck, Juliet!
Meanwhile, Sarah has been enjoying making a lino printing guide for Gathered to show people how to take part in this fun craft. Read her guide to lino cutting for beginners to get to grips with the basics.
Zoe’s is also work-related – she’s feeling inspired by the new jewellery projects going up on the website and particularly loves this beaded earrings tutorial.