Sewing Tour – Homemade London

Hi everyone!

Well I’m just so excited to bring you this blog post from our first stop on our 2012 sewing tour to ‘Homemade London’!

I am having the most wonderful time with Jacqueline visiting and meeting with lovely sewing teachers and people in the sewing industry. I’m also delighted to invite you along to follow us to the gorgeous places we are visiting. Below is our first tour post which includes a video sewing series of us at Homemade London with Nicola & Angela!

Homemade London opened in August 2010 with a mission to celebrate the best of London’s craft designers and introduce??new products and techniques to the capital.

Nicola Barron, founder of Homemade London is a fashion and interior design junkie who moved to Paris at age of 18 to immerse herself in the fashion industry before pursuing a career as a TV producer. After 10 years at the BBC she left in 2009 to find a new challenge that would combine her skills and experience with her passion. The inspiration for Homemade London came from a desire to learn from the designers she loves. Nicola manages Homemade London and has a team of expert sewing teachers who teach sewing & crafts in classes, parties and workshops.

Watch the video below where I interview Nicola in her sewing studio about her inspiration to create Homemade London!

In the video below Nicola takes us for a quick tour of her sewing studio – check out the gorgeous sewing and craft projects, and a sneak peak of a special birthday workshop which was being held while we were there!

We also had the opportunity to meet with one of Nicola’s teachers – Angela. It was delightful to meet with her and hear about how she started sewing and who she teaches. Watch the video below to meet Angela!

Here are some pictures from Homemade London Sewing Studio

Create the things you love!

Homemade London specialise in parties so you can get together with your friends for a special creative sewing day!

Nicola also has the exact same sewing machines for her students that I currently have at Rosewood Cottage – fancy that!

Thank you Nicola & Angela for a wonderful visit to Homemade London.

We highly recommend visiting Homemade London next time you’re in London and to book a special sewing party with your friends!

Please find below more information about Homemade London

Address: 21 Seymour Place,??Portman Village, London W1H 5BH

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8616 0771


Please leave a comment below for us and the team at Homemade London, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps what you’re currently sewing or have now been inspired to create. Also if you’ve been to Homemade London too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon! Share this with your friends on social media – click below!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
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14 Responses to “Sewing Tour – Homemade London”

  1. Judith says:

    Hi Maree
    So lovely to be sharing your London experiences with you, looking forward to reading and hearing more about your travels. Also looking forward to my Monday afternoons at the sewing school from November.
    Judith W.

  2. Marilyn Davidson says:

    Saying hi, great to receive your blog post. Sounds like a wonderful adventure!

  3. Maree says:

    Thank you for you lovely comment Margaret. We are so pleased our content helps to inspire you to keep on sewing! Thank you for the tips on the magazine and corset your daughter made in the UK – what an interesting technique. Yes we love shirts too and will design a new range over the Christmas period. Keep your eyes out for us wearing them in new videos to come!

    Happy sewing,
    Maree & Jacqueline

  4. margaret watson says:

    Hi girls,

    Thank you for sharing, loved it very inspiring, every time I consider giving up on sewing you send me something, and off I go again. I have a daughter living in london also. Have read about this place and others. While there if you haven’t read women and home magazine, buy one, it is a great mag, and often showcases these places, it is available in australia although a few months old. My daughter did 2 one week introductory courses in soho I think, in dress design and lingerie. That was also very interesting. One thing she learnt, was how to make a corset dress, by covering yourself with paper, you need a helper, then covering all this from bust down with tape, you then draw design lines, onto this, seams etc, then cut it off, and you have a perfect fit corset. Love the shirt you are wearing Maree, and the outfit Jacqueline has on, you both look lovely. Shirts are definately my thing, I consider them a go anywhere item, beach, shopping, lunch, dinner, depending on the fabric. My next visit to uk I will be visiting these places, and I do hope one day to do some sewing with you in vic.

    Regards Margaret

  5. Isobel Bobbera says:

    That was amazing! I would really love to go to Homemade London now and take a sewing lesson! It’s great to be inspired by differnt people from other countries and the creations they have made so I am inspired and will continue making clothes and my own little creations!

  6. Maree says:

    Thanks Rose!

    Great to hear from you, I hope you’re really well!

    Yes we encourage you to get back into garment sewing :-)

    Happy sewing,

  7. Rose says:

    Hi Maree & Jacqueline, thank you for sharing this with us. Makes me want to get back into garment sewing. Ps: you both still look gorgeous as ever!!!!!

  8. Elaine Gorman says:

    Lovely to see the video clips. Next time in London will visit. Look forward to seeing more.

  9. Maree says:

    Thanks Mollie! We are so pleased you enjoyed our videos. All the best with your next sewing project!

    Happy sewing,

  10. Mollie Nowak says:

    Loved the videos, very inspiring! It really makes me want to get sewing. Enjoy your trip.

  11. Maree says:

    Thanks Jean – wish you were here with us too! You can start packing your bag!

    Happy sewing,

  12. Jean Jansen says:

    What a great production. Really enjoyed it. For a moment I did think of just packing my bag and heading off to London for the week. Look forward to your next post. Well done!!

  13. Maree says:

    Perhaps a new cream winter cashmere coat would be the perfect addition to your wardrobe!

    Happy sewing,

  14. It was so great to meet Nicola and Angela at Homemade London! Angela has inspired me to make a new winter coat as well, which is especially needed here in London with winter coming soon! I just need to choose which colour!

    Happy sewing,

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