A New Hobby: Sewing

Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing

I get asked often if I make clothes for myself and Vy. And for so, so, so long, I have wished I could answer "yes" to that question. 

Well, my friends, the time has come for me to stop wishing and to do something about it. I went to Michael's this past weekend to purchase some craft supplies and didn't realize they were having a huge moving sale. I didn't get what I went for, but I did purchase a Janome® Derby Sewing Machine for a really good price. It was an impulse buy and the kick-in-the-pants I needed. 

Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing

The description on the box says it's great for kids and beginners. I have read mixed reviews on the machine, but for $36, I won't feel so guilty when I inevitably make some major rookie mistakes, or potentially break it. Hopefully, it will last for a few years, then Vy can use it to learn sewing too!

Anyways, I'm super-excited to learn! And, I'm looking forward to being proud of my stitches! I have always been fearful of people looking too closely at the stitches on things I've sewn before, because they are always crooked and uneven. Well, no more! I am going to practice, practice, practice. My hopes are to learn enough sewing techniques that I can create my own garments.

I've already purchased my first pattern for an Ishi dress from Straightgrain and will hopefully have a finished product to share with you all soon!

Until then, here are some pillowcases I made for Vy's teepee way back when. I thought they worked out pretty well considering it was one of my first real sewing projects ever.

Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing
Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing
Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing
Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing

Then, here are the stitches!

Designerly: A New Hobby, Sewing

I'm not too embarrassed to show this picture, because I know, one day, it will be fun to look back and see how far I've come! 

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