If we’re friends on Facebook, you may have seen my recent post expressing my interest in taking up sewing. I mean, I have long been a fan of crafting stuff (runDisney costumes, yoga mat bag, nook cover, etc) but these were all hand sewn projects. While they all had their charm, they definitely were time consuming and, shall we say, delightfully imperfect.
However, in more recent days, weeks, and months…I’ve found myself thinking more and more about this potential hobby (in all my “free” time, lol) and daydreaming about my ideal little space to create projects for Abby – things like bibs, burp cloths, cloth wipes, pacifier clip leashes, carrier covers…basically, things I’ve browsed on etsy, but often hesitate to pull the trigger on purchasing, thinking, “I bet I could make that.”
Sure, it’s easier to just buy those items, but I was thinking, if I started now with little projects, maybe by the time Abby got a little older, I’d have more skill and be able to create customized things for her. I know this will sound a little weird, but I always thought it would be cool to sew my future child’s Halloween costumes – I mean, way before I even thought about having a baby!
Anyway, I’m doing research on machines, and following lots of links that friends have provided to me about tutorials, instructions, and basics, and it’s pretty exciting. As much as it’d probably be ideal to take a class or two, I am not sure if I’d be able to swing that, time wise – maybe when I need to pick up more advanced skills, that’d be a good idea.
So (sew) – any other tips, links, or recommendations?