Today not only sees the launch of my new Autumn programme of classes (see more details here), but I am also rebranding!
'Rags to Bags' was suggested as a bit of a joke by a few friends, many years ago when I made my first handbag from an old vintage curtain.
Back then I never had any intention of selling or teaching, but the name sort of stuck!
I have evolved a lot since then (though I still love and use that handbag!), but I no longer feel Rags to Bags is a good enough reflection of what I offer in terms of classes, workshops and patterns.
So as I look back with fondness on my Rags to Bags journey, it is time to close the book on this chapter, and start a new one!
From now on, my classes and workshops will be called 'In Stitches'. I have used this name before, for a pilot class I was running for Oasis 2 years ago. The pilot didn't continue, but I always loved the name, and feel it reflects the fun and laughter we often have in class (we get some sewing done too of course!).
Just Jude will continue as my branding for selling patterns on Etsy, and the occasional item I make to sell.
So, if you are local to me and would like to come along and have some sewing fun this Autumn, check out the new programme.
Coming soon to the Autumn programme: Monthly Saturday workshops on Curtain Making & Dressmaking - dates tbc.