My Adventures in Sewing

Archive for November 2010

Ah-ha!

Posted on: November 21, 2010

I had an Ah-Ha moment this evening.  I saw something that inspired me and I am beyond excited to try and sew my own!

I have one messy eater in my 16 month old.  She has been since day one.  As she is not a fan of bibs (she always rips them off), I have tried and tried to come up with something to keep her clean.  I am in the process of making her an apron, hoping that will work. 

However, I saw the “perfect” bib tonight.  It was truly and Ah-Ha moment and I can’t wait to try my hand at making my own pattern and sewing my own “perfect” bib 🙂

Making my own pattern…..hmmmmm…..let the adventure begin!

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A ballet bag – that is what inspired me to try my hand at sewing.  All I wanted was a simple bag for my daughter to keep her ballet slippers in. 

I have never considered myself to be a “crafty” person or an artist in any way, but I try.  While browsing at my local fabric/craft store, I looked into the sewing classes they offered.  I also found out that they offered the classes at 50% off the published price if you signed up during one of their “open houses”.  I signed up for 2 classes; absolute beginner & a class called “Lazy Pants”.

Absolute beginner was just that – machine features, threading the machine, stitching styles and tour of the fabric floor.  It was perfect considering I hadn’t touched a sewing machine since the 7th grade (long, long ago)

Next up, Lazy Pants….let the adventure begin 🙂

Hello World! 

This is my first blog post – ever.  Kind of scary, kind of exciting!  These posts will chronicle my adventures in sewing, a new hobby I have embarked upon.  In fact, I have a sewing class tonight 🙂

If you are taking the time to read this, thank you.  Please feel free to offer any sewing advice, fun projects or great sewing sites to visit.

Welcome to My Adventures in Sewing!


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