About Me

Hi, I’m Beth. I live in Oxford, UK. I’m 26 and have two young girls who are at the centre of my world.

I have two passions in life, besides my children – craft, particularly sewing, and writing. So, I have decided to put the two together and take time out from my darling daughters to write about my successes (and fails…) in the exciting world of sewing.

I don’t think anyone is ever an expert at sewing; we are all still learning. I now teach sewing to adults – but believe there’s always so much more to learn, which is what I love about bloggers, Pinterest, vloggers… I’m here to join the wonderful online sewing community toย share projects, techniques and tutorials.

I am a keen refashioner, so I like to write tutorials on upcycling clothing etc.

I’m also beginning to writeย tutorialsย for Simple Sew Patterns – watch this space!

And that is pretty much me. I’m just your normal, average person, looking to create lovely things with pretty patterns and polka dots.

Why ‘After Dark Sewing’?

I’m aware that it doesn’t really make sense but at the time I felt it rolled off the tongue quite well.
Having two fairly demanding children, I find it difficult to sew in their presence. I either make silly mistakes, or get frustrated because I can’t spread myself around as much as I’d like to; pins and scissors lying around the floor doesn’t mix well with toddlers. Therefore I do the majority of my sewing after their bedtime – “after dark”!

This blog helps me document my ideas, tips, techniques, and projects – and I hope it helps some of you, too, as I write a few tutorials and reviews. I hope you learn something – and laugh with me as I travel on my little sewing journey.


20 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Beth hope you’re having a good week! Checked out pink bobbins the other day. I might just have to get some felt pasta for my dd it’s so cute!
    Anyway just thought I’d message as I saw this and thought of you

    Emma :o)

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    • Aw ๐Ÿ™‚ Well I didn’t choose the blogs on there, it makes the list randomly. But how you do it is on the widgets section (under appearance), choose ‘Blogs I Follow’. Drag it over to the right hand side where you have your list of widgets! Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hi Beth, just passing by and saying hi – just came across your blog and am wishing I came across it earlier! You have +1 new follower ๐Ÿ˜‰ PS, love that you are from Oxford – it is where my husband is from and where he proposed to me (we’re in Australia) so it will forever be my favourite international city ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to keeping up with your blogs! xx

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  3. Hi Beth, Thank you for your kind words on my blog! You seem to be doing some really beautiful stitching- I can’t believe you fit it all in around your toddlers! I’m quite new to all this blogging malarkey and it seems you are too so maybe we can help each other and keep in touch x


    • Hiya thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s difficult to do anything in the day so once they’re in bed that’s my time ๐Ÿ™‚ as long as they stay asleep haha. Yeah I decided to take the plunge and keep up with the times! Good luck with your blogging adventure! I’ll be following you!
      Beth x


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