I can’t count the times a sewist comes to me with a project and proudly displays a box of her grandmother, auntie, or mom’s sewing thread. You know that precious sewing box that holds all the latest tools and thread colors from the 1950s! Think about what has been happening to that thread all these years. It has aged, deteriorated, and is no longer state-of-the-art construction material.
It has been said that nothing in is new in fashion, it’s just updated. I love fashion magazines and tendy clothes, I also love high-end design, clothes that fit appropriately, work for my height, and age. I prefer to calculate my own garment ease, set garment lengths, and add (or delete) design lines. You will discover the creative side of sewing garments — you will love it!
There are lots of easy sewing patterns on the market, perfecting your beginner sewing skills. Choose a sewing project that says “Easy” on the pattern, has simple lines, and is something you will like.
My quick and easy DIY Minky Scarf video demonstration is up on YouTube! You will love wearing and gifting these super soft, super easy scarfs.
The Minky blanket craze is here to stay. This soft, faux fur fabric is coveted by cuddle bugs everywhere. It’s easy to make your own Minky Blanket, you can whip one up in a jiffy. Minky is an ultra-soft polyester fabric that comes in a variety of thicknesses, patterns, and textures. When paired with a beautiful cotton or another Minky, it makes a perfect blanket.