Monday, August 27, 2007

Sew much fun!


I finally broke out the sewing machine that my grandma gave me months ago. I haven't sewn since high school and was really wanting to relearn the basics. So I got this great book from the library "Sew Subversive" and it took me step by step on threading the machine, bobbin info, etc. The last few days have been a blast sewing. It is really relaxing for me. I also find it so nice to use my creative side...as I really don't have too much creativity in me. Next week I will begin a three week class at the "Stitching Post" to relearn sewing with a pattern. I will make a pair of comfy "lounge around the house" pants and hopefully learn a ton. I look forward to getting good enough to make things to sell. Probably more baby and mama cloth stuff, but you never known what might turn up.

I would like to encourage you to get the "Sew Subversive" book from the library if you need sewing instruction, but aren't sure where to begin. It is written by three young women (Melissa Rannels, Melissa Alvarado & Hope Meng) and is so easy to learn from. They are funny too...the humor helped me not to be so uptight while trying to follow the directions. Anyway, I think sewing can be a wonderful way to be creative and save money (if you get supplies free or on the cheap) on having lovely things for your home and to wear. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Yeah sewing! I can't wait to see how your pants turn out.

Nicole said...

Me too! I want to get to the point that I can be a part of Etsy too!