What sewing is to me: Sewing reminds me of my mamu, my grandmother. She was an amazing seamstress, growing up I had entire wardrobes and multiple quilts made by her. She taught me a few things about sewing when I was younger, but unfortunately when I started getting into sewing she developed Alzheimer's. Although she is unable to teach me all that she knows, I am excited to visit with her over Christmas to show her what I have made. I know my passion for sewing comes from her.
Sewing is usually very relaxing and helps me get my mind off of the stress of life and work. There are the times when my bobbin runs out mid-project or tread collects in one area when I sew or no matter how hard I try I cannot cut a straight line, hopefully overtime these frustrating aspects will get better.
One thing I love about sewing is the joy of it, how can you be down when you are working with such beautiful fabrics! I have so much joy when taking a piece of fabric and turning it into a beautiful piece of art.
Handling the hardships of sewing: I mentioned a few of my beginner blips above, but recently I bought a rotary cutter and board to assist with my cutting handicap, helpful yes, but still struggling with my fabrics being the right size and not lopsided. Hopefully for Christmas I will get a big ruler (not sure of the real name) and some chalk or fabric pen. As far as my bobbin, I am learning to check it before, mid, and after each project. Also mentioned above I am having issues with tread collecting on the underside of my stitch, haven't figured that one yet, any suggestions? Lastly, expense..fabric is not cheap, but I love me some Amy Butler fabrics.
I would love some feedback- leave me some love.
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