Me on the Malvern Hills, in my first handmade hat
Me on the Malvern Hills, in my first handmade hat

I’m Janet and this is my blog about my efforts to make clothes – mainly for me, but occasionally for my family and friends too.

I’m interested in learning how to make clothes that fit really well, and that I’ll wear over and over again – the sort of thing it’s really hard to find in the shops.

As this blog grows, I want to produce content that’s helpful for other people, mixing tips and advice with stories of my own successful and less successful makes. And I’m hoping to get some tips from more experienced sewers along the way.

I’d love to hear from other sewists, so don’t be shy – tell me what you think and what you’re making right now.


  1. Hi Malvern . I like your blog you crate interesting cloths . I start knitting and I saw you have got very nice hat Big Alps Beanie Knitting Kit. Have you got pattern how to do it this hat ? I will be very happy if you share whit me . Thank you Mariola


    • Hi Mariola – it’s a simple cable knit pattern in super–chunky wool, so it knits up quickly (at least, it does if you knit faster than me!) I bought the pattern as part of a kit from Stitch & Story. I don’t think I should share it online without their permission, so you might be best getting in touch with them and seeing if they sell the pattern separately. Good luck! – Janet https://www.stitchandstory.com/pages/contact


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