Learning to Sew

 

Today is the day that I am going to make a commitment to learn to sew! I have been interested in sewing for years but to be honest, I am just not good at it. I aspire to have a beautiful handmade wardrobe hanging in my closet and comfy throw pillows with my love stitched into them resting on the couch in colors and patterns that bring me joy. I plan on hanging custom sewn roman shades in all of my windows.

To accomplish this goal of mine, I will have to start small. Being perfectly honest, this is difficult for me! I’m a jump in feet first kind of gal and often times I get in over my head. I do not want to be so frustrated that I put away my sewing machine once and for all.

I plan on chronicling my sewing adventures and I think it will be fun to look back and see where I started.

It is difficult for me to pick small sewing projects because there are certain criteria that I have: #1 I do not want to make items that I have no use for. Even though I don’t necessarily live a minimalist lifestyle, I do try to keep my stuff down to a minimum. Realistically, I live in a tiny home and for it to have any resemblance of organization everything has to have a home and I just don’t have the space or desire to have items that I don’t have a use for. #2 I don’t have kiddos so my pint sized sewing projects will be at a minimum, I may occasionally make somethings for my little nieces or perhaps a few baby shower gifts but in general most of the sewing I do will be adult oriented. #3 I have to be able to source the required materials online. Living in a nano town has it’s drawbacks, such as, no craft stores. I know. Luckily my one and only favorite USPS employee is awesome and doesn’t mind the excessive amounts of packages she has to process for me.

Let’s get a round up of fun started projects:

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Classic Mitered Corner Dishtowels by Purl Soho

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Quick and Easy Snack Baggie by Sewlicious Home Decor

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Cozy DIY Flannel Scarves by Delia Creates

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DIY Pillow Cases – 3 sizes and 3 different styles by Make it Love it

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Boxer Pajama Shorts by Melly Sews

I can’t wait to start some of these! Can anyone recommend other great beginner sewing projects? If so, please comment below :]

 

 

 

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