Last year I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I've always loved making things, I mean I'm creative and love creating! But I've always focused more on things like scrapbooks or crafts that came together with a glue gun. Last year I started thinking abut all the great things I could make if I had a sewing machine. So I added it to my wishlist.
So, now that I knew how to use my machine the question was, what was I going to make? I started looking at patterns for ideas and that is where I hit a wall. Selvage, Grain line, zipper foot, interfacing, darts, nothces, whoa! I just wanted to cut some cute fabric, sew it together and make something, I didn't want to learn a foreign language! So, I put the process on hold.
Then came my 30 Things by Thirty list! I decided this was the perfect time to bite the bullet and put my patience to the test (by the way, patience is also on my list of things to accomplish!).
Thanks to a husband who has a degree in Textile Apparel Design and Management, and the fact that I work for a company that makes software for the textile industry, I know a little about fabric, so I wasn't completely clueless.
Mom gave me lots of pointers, explained the pattern process and soon I had my pieces cut out!