Irie Momma

Learning to Sew

Posted on: August 17, 2009

I read several blogs (see below) full of patterns and ideas for seriously cool projects. These blogs are written by some really amazing women! These ladies can take ordinary items and create something beautiful – and I’m always jealous. When I want something unique and handmade I search it out on Etsy.com. I have never considered making anything myself. Why? Because I don’t know how to turn on a sewing machine. I’m not crafty. I know how to knit (and quite well thank you) but many of the projects which interest me require sewing, not knitting, skills.

Since Lily was born I have come across so many great patterns for children’s clothes which appear to be quite simple, but I just don’t have the basic sewing skills to even try! More than anything I want to sew this owl appliqué  on to a onesie for Lily (which sounds really extra simple to do), but I really and truly can’t sew! I can make the applique by hand but when it comes to attaching it to the onesie I am clueless!

Sew (sorry, couldn’t help it), I have decided that I need to learn. I have found a woman in my neighborhood who teaches sewing classes and I signed up. Starting tomorrow night, I will be one step closer to that onesie and I couldn’t be more excited!

Here are some of my favorite crafty sites!

http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/artsycrafty_babe/

http://crapivemade.blogspot.com/

http://lilblueboo.blogspot.com/

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

http://kari-youcanmakeit.blogspot.com/

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1 Response to "Learning to Sew"

[…] more predictable. So I’ve been playing around and attempted the owl applique I discussed here. (Thanks to Lil Blue Boo for sharing this on her site. I love […]

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