I learned to sew as a teenager in school. I was fortunate to have a number of highly creative teachers who gave me a really good grounding in reading patterns, using a sewing machine and pressing fabrics. It wasn’t really until my thirties, though, that I actually started sewing again and I started out with making bags. I find that they are relatively quick to make and a good finish is not too tricky to achieve. I love giving bags and purses as gifts.