I’m not your most skilled sewer. Sewing takes time, patience and a lot of practice. All of which I’m constantly working at. My sewing journey started in high school when I took it as an elective, two years in a row. The class consisted of simple projects while also trying some accelerated ones, like a pair of pajama pants and a bathing suit (odd, but true). None of which live to tell the tale. I graduated high school and kind of forgot about it.
Life happened, as it always does, and I found myself a college graduate. I was living with my parents who had just up and moved to a different state my last semester of college. Awesome. What was I thinking? I love my parents, don’t get me wrong, but I was unemployed, I didn't know a soul in Wisconsin, and was bored out of my mind. This is when not only my love for Grey’s Anatomy started (binge watching at it’s finest), but I picked up sewing again.
Sewing is kind of like riding a bike. Once you learn how the machine works and how to thread it, you can pick it back up in no time. While living at my parents, I attempted my loveable T-Shirt blanket. I still have this blanket today. I also tried my hand at a few pillow covers. A few years after this, my nephews and niece came along and this pushed me to expand my sewing horizons into clothing and gifts. Again, I’m no expert and could never be on Project Runway, no matter how much I wish for it. Give it a chance, try something new, you never know you may love it.
Putting myself out there in regards to sewing is a little intimidating. Pinterest and the many sewing blogs I follow make everything look so darn easy without ever showing a seam ripper in action. I’m hoping my sewing journey here at The Resource Girls encourages someone, somewhere, to take a class or dust off their sewing machine and get back at it. I promise there are many sewing tutorials to come in the future and to start it off, stay tuned later this week for my post on how to tailor a pair of pants.