Episode Nine : Stitcher’s Brew meets The Stitch Sisters!

This week’s guests are The Stitch Sisters who are friends who started a sewing school and sew much more together!

Rachel and Nikki are both talented sewists who happened to move with their families to the same small town near Bristol – one day they discovered they both had the same passion for sewing and the next thing they knew they had a sewing school, a vlog and very active sewing community lives!

We LOVE these ladies – there are lots of giggles and we all got on like a house on fire – there are many similarities and a lot of love in the podcast nook – maybe thanks to the amazing cake Nikki baked us!

Join us all for inspiring stories of friendship, future plans and fabrics – oh yes, there will always be talk of fabrics!!


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Nikki is an avid quiltmaker turned seamstress and Rachel, dressmaking addict, vintage fashionista are the Stitch Sisters who run and teach together at Sodbury Sewing School. They have a regular vlog on youtube and are very active in the sewing community!


Nikki – pictured with her dad in ‘that knitted sweater’ the whole family had made by her mum…

  (she couldn’t find the one with the whole family!) 

Some of her AMAZING quilts…

And a vlog all about them.

Old Sodbury:


Rachel – in all her vintage glam:


For those that don’t know it… Vicar of Dibley:

Sewing room tour vlogs:

NIKKI – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng24lPPEDDE

RACHEL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWSuWt_St9s


People that inspired them to start vlogging:
Sian – Kittenish Behaviour

Amanda Turner – I Sew A Lot

Cosy cardie challenge

Menswear with Minerva Crafts – coming soon…

Whale toy class

Sewing with oil cloth GREAT TIP – use masking tape under machine foot to help it not get stuck when stitching.

Carrie Cardigan – Delia Creates Sewing Patterns

Want to meet fellow makers? Head to your local library or try
going to classes!

Trello for organising!

and / or 

Google drive

Suzy Furrer online Pattern Cutting Course – on Craftsy

Fabric companies we have all collaborated with and love:

Vlogs coming up –

  • Skill builder techniques
  • Culottes-off!  //A Lotta Culottes!!

Makes coming up:

Sew Over It Mia Jeans


Mila Dungaree pattern by Tilly and The Buttons


+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++

+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++

Gabby Young



Megan Valero

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