Obviously I love to sew. And like many people who sew, I have a love/hate relationship with my machine and the craft.
What can often squash the creative bug is taking on a project beyond your skill set. I learned that the hard way.
Which is why I’m excited to share my favorite new find, Brett Bara, a crafty gal with great video tutorials like the one below.
If you’re thinking of dusting off your grandma’s sewing machine and giving it a whirl, this would be a great first project!
Yay! I finally finished another sewing project.
I’m excited for many reasons.
- This is the first time I’ve used an entire portion of fabric.
- This sweater cost me zero dollars. The fabric was a donation.
- It only took me a few night’s work to complete it. Continue reading
I recently stumbled upon this article about what can be gained through sewing.
I picked up sewing in 2008 as I prepared for my first trip to Burning Man - never dreaming it would become one of my greatest passions.
Like most of my interests, I don’t dedicate as much time to it as I would like (between work, my girls & blogging), but it has become a hobby that defines me.
Yes, sewing can teach you dexterity and confidence as you learn a new skill. However, if you’ve ever sewn, you know the confidence you gain can just as quickly be stripped away when a damn needle breaks or you can’t get the tension right. Continue readingPin It
My gal pals and I have built a fantastic sewing community for ourselves. Since early 2012 we’ve hosted Stitch n’ Bitch parties, where a group of us gather to sew, catch up and learn a few new tricks in using our machines. Because the gals who run in the circle are nothing short of incredible, one of our friends suggested we turn our next SNB into a charity sew-along, and so – we did. Continue readingPin It
I’ve been dedicating a bit more time to sewing, which is always good for my soul.
I’d had my eye on this Burda Style dress for some time (from the May 2011 issue), and I finally whipped it out this past October at scrapbooking camp (an entirely different story for a different post).