One Stitch at a Time
My sister will tell you that I am someone that is interested in EVERYTHING! Breadth. Not. Depth.
I guess the creative side of me is just entranced by all of the cool stuff out there, and I want to do it ALL.
Enter the latest hobby. Sewing.
My Mother's Day gift was a class here:
As I journey through crafty blog-land, sewing is the one skill that pulls at my every crafty bone, and although I've tried to conquer it alone, success has eluded me.
Enter Deborah, and the wonderful staff of a sewing boutique in Atlanta called Whipstich. I entered tenatively, lugging my Brother through the front door. The lovely girl casually says, you can set up in the back. "Ok, thanks" I find myself eeking out (internally thinking I have NO IDEA how to set up!). Surrounded by beautiful fabrics and listening to a woman choose yards in which to make her children's clothes, to say I was intimidated was an understatement.
Pish. Posh. This class was awesome. Within the first hour, I was laughing and learning, interacting with other women my age. The mechanics of that scary machine were no longer scary, and by the end of the first night, I was sewing!
Each night we finished a useful project - napkins (click here for a free tutorial on these!), a picnic placement, an adorable tote bag, and these:
Awesome! These piped pillows look adorable in our house, and made me feel like I could make ANYTHING. Learning how to sew is such a liberating feeling, and I am already snipping and pressing my next project. Stay tuned....
Oh, and if you are not in the Atlanta area, but want a fabulous introduction to sewing, check out Deborah's book, Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time.