I’ve been sewing for a long time, 2nd grade is when I started and then dropped it in high school ’cause it was ‘dorky’. Then took it up when I started working for theatrical costume shops. I come from a long line of home sewers, my other sisters never took up the needle for pleasure or practicality.
I couldn’t image my life without it. I love everything about sewing, the way I can play Art Director or Fashion Designer, how I can image all the possibilities in a yard of fabric and best of all my growing cadre of sewing buddies who teach me so much. I have never engaged in a hobby such as sewing where I am constantly challenged and always learning. If I weren’t able to sew, I’d be miserable.
So, the question I put forth today for the lovely Free Stuff Friday is how has your life been altered, changed for better or for worse by your sewing machine. I would love to hear from people who have recently taken up sewing too. Do you have these dreamy images of making beautiful dresses. Or mastering couture techniques like the pros?
How does it feel when reality sets in, the realization that sewing is a process that takes time and effort. That no one except maybe Anya Ayoung-Chee of Project Runway Season 9 infamy (she allegedly only had been sewing for 3 months prior to becoming a contestant and later winning) can take the sewing machine out of the box and sew some complicated garment that fits perfectly.
Do we purchase the sewing machine thinking we will sew ourselves into another, better life, what happens if we don’t meet that goal? Do you keep sewing or move on?
Heady stuff for a Friday but I would love to hear what you think. If you would like to be entered in today’s giveaway for Maire Claire Simply Irresistible Bags please leave a comment.
Plus, the winner for last week’s FSF is Cyndy L. Thanks everyone for joining our new group or just checking out and leaving your comments. Cyndy please email your mailing address to email@example.com and I’ll get your prize out to you!
Thanks and happy sewing!