Thursday, 7 April 2011

So You Sew?

Let me be honest, I really am not the most crafty of people. I love the idea of it and even though my Mumma is craftess extrondonaire, none of her sweet talent seemed to get passed to me. Or at least I haven't discovered it yet.
Since becoming addicted to reading blogs I have come across so many amazingly talented people who can whip up a dress here, alter a funky old tee to make it cute, make gorgeous headbands and purses, re-cover sofa's and cushions, paint stunning pictures and honestly I am in awe! I am so inspired by all you creative people out there and I am determined to discover my creative side too!
So, exciting news - over the last couple of months my thoughts have been preoccupied by sewing. Everytime I see something gorgeous in a shop, I wonder how I would go about making it, and I am super amped to get started. I even found this cute little 'teach yourself to sew book'! I discovered it here...

Sweet or what?! So my plan is to buy a sewing machine as soon as I get to NZ and get learning.

But tell me...do you have any good sewing tips? How did you learn? Do you know of any good references (books/websites/people!). I would love to know how you got into sewing! I am so excited, and hopefully soon I will be able to share with you some of my very own creations.

From me, with love. x

3 comments:

  1. I used to sew.. well, in high school! One of our electives was sewing class and I had the best teacher ever.. she used to stay after school with us so we could work on our projects. Although I wouldn't be able to do it again (lol), I won an award in grade 10 for the quilt that I made. It's at my mom's house or I would show you a picture :(. It's huge though, twin bed size.. and it's sort of like a patchwork quilt, except every second square I used special fabric and incorporated a picture from my childhood! :)

    All I know is.. you can do anything you put your mind too! People at fabric stores can be a great help too :)

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  2. I used to sew.. well, in high school! One of our electives was sewing class and I had the best teacher ever.. she used to stay after school with us so we could work on our projects. Although I wouldn't be able to do it again (lol), I won an award in grade 10 for the quilt that I made. It's at my mom's house or I would show you a picture :(. It's huge though, twin bed size.. and it's sort of like a patchwork quilt, except every second square I used special fabric and incorporated a picture from my childhood! :)

    All I know is.. you can do anything you put your mind too! People at fabric stores can be a great help too :)

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  3. That's so cool! I have always wanted to be able to sew. The people in my belly dance class make THE most amazing elaborate costumes in only a day.

    It's a great skill to have!

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