I’m trying to remember how old I was when I first learned how to sew. I had to have been so young because I recall in Home Economics in jr. high I was sewing like a Project Runway Junior and bringing home my own version of an apron, and loads of stuffed animals.
My mom is an excellent seamstress. She made me dresses when I was a little girl, purses, everything under the sun. While some people find cooking a natural passion (I’m so envious), I suppose you could say I find sewing to be mine.
I took a sewing class a few years ago at my local Michael’s – they have a list of crafts. My mom bought me this sewing machine for my wedding I think. I actually don’t remember the occasion but I thought I should probably refresh my technique and also get my sewing gear in check.
Then I bought a serger (it cuts fabric while sewing it like clothes – you can check the inside of your shirts, just flip it inside out and it’s what a serger does. I always tend to take hobbies to the extreme, I’m shocked I haven’t made a business out of it – but sewing for me is such a personal project I want to keep guarded for my creativity and getaway, to not feel like work if you know what I mean.
When I rearranged my office, the project desk – the size of a dining room table became my computer desk. I lost my designated sewing space so I use the dining room table for sewing, like when I made pleated curtains for the kitchen. That took an entire day but it was so worth it!
I hope when we expand I can move all my sewing to either the laundry room or the new room expansion so I have space to encourage me! Sometimes I think if we have a space it makes it easier, like my photo studio, it doesn’t take a lot to set up so it makes creating that much easier.
I read in a book that if you buy fabric and leave it on the shelf you tend to fall more in love with it. If you use designer apparel fabrics, check out Fabric.com , the site also offers a variety of brands and designers, home decor, quilting fabrics and even notions and crafts. You could even get started and get a sewing machine! I encourage sewing, you can avoid the tailor and create to your heart’s content, now I’m looking around wondering what my next project should be this fall!
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