Thisblogisnotforyou is about all things handmade. On this blog you will find tips, inspiration and tutorials.

Hi, I’m Charlie. Welcome to my small pretty corner of the interwebs! Make yourself at home. Grab a coffee and join the conversation! You can check out my tutorials and make your own handmade things or track my progress in sewing my own wardrobe! I share my seamstress successes, but also my fashion fails. There will be a lot of helpful tips and tricks, patterns and instructions along the way, I promise!

Sewing can be but it doesn’t have to be rocket science! I believe everyone can be creative and make their own handmade creations. It doesn’t always need to be perfect to be beautiful!

About me

I discovered my love for sewing a few years ago and since I bought myself a sewing machine, I’ve been teaching myself to make handmade clothes.

As you might have noticed, I do a little bit of everything, trying out new things all the time and improving my skills in the old ones.

I originally started this blog to track my progress and share my projects with others. When I started I had no idea how huge and amazing the online sewing community is – a great thing when you know no one in real life who sews!

Besides sewing I am a big fan of painting, drawing, reading and watching old Hollywood movies. I love 1920-1950’s fashion, music and movies. I am crazy about Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Gabrielle Chanel (Dita von Teese, Jane Austen, the list goes on) and can’t stop myself from buying chocolate and books, although I have way too many – books, not chocolate. Chocolate never lasts very long in this household!

In 2014, I started a small business under the name of Audrey & Me Patterns, making and selling my own sewing patterns, which you can check out here. Keep your eyes peeled  – there’s more to come!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and enjoy checking out my blog! If you enjoy what I do and want to support me, buy me a cup of coffee.

Happy Sewing!


 And thanks to my lovely readers for these awesome awards:

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  1. Hi Charlie,
    I’d love to nominate you to carry on the blog hop tour. You can see some other posts here http://ozzyblackbeard.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/blog-hop.html and here http://almondrock.co.uk/blog-hop-skip-and-jump/ and mine will be posted on Monday the 1st September. It seems like quite a fun way to learn a bit about other blogs out there. If you’re interested then let me know and I’ll add a link to your blog into my blog post. Your post would be for Monday 8th September.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Lara (dreamingofavonlea)

  2. So you love reading, books, designing, drawing, chocolate, and even coffee, and even our senses of humour seem to be alike – you must be my soulmate =D
    Nice blog, keep it up!

  3. Hi great website I hope to be in your position one day. I have just started a degree in fashion & textiles ( cross my fingers I get through it). I love what you do and that we have the same interests in people, I will however add I add kaffe fassett to the mix, his variation in pattern and colours is inspiration. Keep up the good work.

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