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Nancy Nicholson – teapot sew kit review



As many of you know, I love all things sewing and embroidery! I’m always keen to develop new skills and learn new stitches (I seem to get stuck with split stitch sometimes!). For Christmas I received a beautiful teapot sewing kit designed by Nancy Nicholson (thank you Helen and Keith!) and I finished it yesterday, so I thought I’d do a little review of it here.

The kit is really well-designed and would appeal to anyone who enjoys sewing – it’s a great introduction to new stitches if you’re a beginner, and is a good way of putting your skills into practice if you have more experience. Nancy has designed the kit so that you can practice the stitches on the fabric along the lines of the helpful diagrams that show you how to stitch.





Once you have stitched on the practice panel, you can keep this forever in a sample book or your sewing notebook, to remind you of how to do the stitches. This is such a good idea – I’m forever forgetting things if I don’t practice, so this will be really useful! I’ve learnt how do do some new stitches here, and have revisited some older ones too. Couching stitch was new to me, but it is really effective.




The kit comes in a lovely little bag which can be embroidered as well – what a sweet idea!




Another great thing about this kit is that you can quite easily put it down and come back to it again, so I’ve really enjoyed doing little bits of it on an evening. I think I must have started doing it about 10 days ago – I’m working on the bag now that I’ve finished!




You can simply cut out the finished embroidery and frame it, or use the panel for a cushion or another project if you wish. I’m going to frame it and hang it up in our new kitchen when we get it done later this year.




You can buy this kit (and other lovely ones too) through Nancy’s website – she is happy to take custom orders and also has a lovely blog too! 🙂

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  1. fallfromgrace349 on March 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    what a beautiful kit, I would love one of those! 🙂

  2. Coco on March 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    What a sweet project! I’d like to get into embroidery–I haven’t tried it since I did a Colonial Williamsburg sampler as a young girl. I found it tedious then, but I think I’d find it relaxing now!

    By the way, thanks for the follow! I’m happy to follow back, you have a lovely blog!

    • Clare on March 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I do find it really relaxing now – I felt like you did when I was younger and I was all fingers and thumbs trying to sew! Thank you also for your kind words about my blog 🙂

  3. Sonja Knaisch on March 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks Clare, I look forward to the day (maybe next winter) I can work on a kit like this. You did a beautiful job.

    • Clare on March 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much! It really is a wonderful kit – and it will mean that winter is something to look forward to! 🙂

  4. moremiriam on July 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I met Nancy at the makegood festival and just loved her passion and enthusiasm! I bought two mini kits (supposedly one for my 10 year old and one for myself) and am really looking forward to trying them both out!!

    Yours looks really lovely and sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed it!

  5. moremiriam on July 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I met Nancy at the makegood festival and loved her passion and enthusiasm! I bought two mini kits, one supposedly for my ten year old daughter and one for myself, and can’t wait to try them both out!

    Yours looks really lovely and it sounds as though you have enjoyed making it – it’ll be a lovely reminder of the pleasure you had when it’s hanging in your newly decorated kitchen!

    • Clare on July 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Hello Miriam! Thanks so much for stopping by

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