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I’ve been YouTubed !

It’s been an exciting week at Spencer Ogg Towers!

I’ve just filmed my first short sew-a-long to get started with the medium of video. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but scared of being seen in real life!


So here’s my first toe in the water, just me and a film student Jake. Thank goodness he knew something about camera angles/directing/editing/re-shooting/throwing great lumps away etc. It really is time consuming.

I know I was filmed for the Craftsy Class, but that was all singing, all dancing with crew and cameramen everywhere, make up artists, hair fluffers, sound checkers etc – all I had to do was sew. Now I have to think for myself too, it’s so much harder, and a steep learning curve for someone who was a social media illiterate just over a year ago, I hadn’t even heard the word vlogging.

So, I have unbelievably just launched my YouTube channel here: 


and loaded up my first 8 minute video clip. It’s just on making an adjustable bag strap, and I’m sure most of you already know how to do it blindfold, but I needed a starting point. Be kind to me, its my first attempt and I’ve learnt a lot along the way!

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My plan is to do a couple more quick tutorials just to get myself and Jake used to it – and maybe improve a little into the bargain, and then, my first full sewing pattern sew-a-long! Now I know how long these things take to make, I better set a few weeks aside for that one!


Please subscribe to the channel while you are on there, and my next free video tutorial should show up in your YouTube feed

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  • Jill Weese
    February 14, 2019

    Congratulations on the launch of your You Tube channel! I am an aspiring sewist and maker, as well. So, you have inspired me to simply get started! I found you on Bluprint- I LOVE the Harris Tote. I have some beautiful double-faced wool and Italian cotton for the lining…. It’s next on the project list! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! Best wishes always!

  • RC
    August 8, 2019

    So glad you will be on U-Tube and I cannot imagine you being nervous, your a natural. You are so beautiful! So don’t be shy. I look forward to having you show us step by step tutorials soon.
    I just purchased a wallet pattern from you and am wondering about some of the words you use in your pattern. It is so wonderful to follow someone who is on U-tube and see what they are actually doing from step to step plus I get what they mean when they personally show us. It’s like having you right in my sewing room too.

    What does “one each way round mean”? Can I use decovil for decovil light, what is firm stabilizers vs SF 101? And you mentioned Virlene in the wallet pattern as well.
    Can’t wait to make this wallet, what a wonderful gift for my family or friends for Christmas. I first must understand what you are wanting with the above concerns.
    Thank you and Best wishes in your new endeavors.


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