Welcome to Kazz the Spazz!

Hello and thanks for stopping by my terribly and not-too-thought-out-titled blog. Anyway, I’m Kazz, a passionate self-taught designer/dressmaker and graphic designer living in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mum of two beautiful, now grown up, kiddies, a wife of 30+ years (who is counting), and a qualified graphic designer.

Life Before the Thread

Long before I embraced the hum of the sewing machine, my creative juices were churning in a different arena: graphic design. I started my career designing bold, vibrant prints for various clients, reveling in the magic of turning a simple sketch into a complex piece of art. But something was missing. As I sat there, staring at my designs on a screen, a thought kept niggling at the back of my mind, “What if I could wear my designs?”

kazz sewing room

From Pixels to Patterns

I was itching to bring my designs to life in a way that was more tangible, more personal. I wanted to wear my art, literally. And that’s how I found myself venturing into the realm of sewing.

Armed with a needle and thread, I dove headfirst into the deep sea of fabric swatches and patterns. At first, my sewing machine seemed like a beast from another planet, all growls and jerks. You know the feeling, right?

With time and practice, I tamed the beast. I fell in love with the whole process; from the initial design right through to the final stitch. It was like watching a story unfold, stitch by stitch, and before I knew it, I was a fully-fledged, bobbin-bouncing seamstress with an eye for detail.

Threads of Knowledge

Over the years, I’ve picked up quite a bit of knowledge, like a spool collecting thread. So, why not share this thread of wisdom, right?

That’s when the idea for this blog was born. I wanted to create a space where I could help others navigate the winding world of sewing. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced tailor, I’m here to lend a helping hand and maybe a laugh or two.

Navigating Kazz’s Corner: What’s in the Blog?

To help you find your way around, I’ve divided my blog into several key sections. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find:

  • Sewing Machine Reviews: A guide to the sewing machine jungle, with detailed reviews of various brands and models to help you find the best fit for your sewing needs.
  • Tools & Notions: This is your go-to section for all the gadgets and gizmos you need in your sewing kit. From scissors to seam rippers, I’ll share my favorite tools and where you can find them.
  • How to & DIY: Here, you’ll find a collection of sewing hacks, tips, and techniques that I’ve amassed over two decades of sewing. Perfect for beginners and seasoned sewers alike!
  • Quilting and Embroidery: Ready to dive deeper? Here, I guide you through the artful worlds of quilting and embroidery, complete with patterns, guides, and personal anecdotes.
  • Sewing Room Setup: Whether you’re carving out a corner of your home or setting up a dedicated sewing room, I’ve got advice and ideas to help you create a sewing space that inspires you.

Affiliate Disclosure

Before you delve deeper into this treasure trove, there’s a little detail I need to be upfront about. Some of the links on this blog are affiliate links. What does this mean? Well, if you click on these links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me keep the blog up and running. Rest assured, I only recommend products that I’ve personally used and found valuable. My goal is to provide you with the best advice and guidance, not to push sales.

Remember, this blog is for you, so if there’s something specific you’re looking for or a sewing dilemma you’re facing, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s get stiching!