Warning: Sew Your Own can change your life

Sew Your Own reader Joe McAllister with his treadle-powered machine.jpg

“Look what you've done to me!” wrote Joe McAllister, of north east London. After finishing Sew Your Own, he went out at once to buy a hand-powered sewing machine.

“I bought it off eBay for 99p, picked it up last night, so far I've stitched a napkin in multiple directions, which was fun – I didn't make the napkin, I just stitched it up, big time!”