I am not completely positive about this, but I think that the first sewing project I completed was stuffed hampster for my eighth grade home-ec class. I remember sewing a pair of flannel pants with my mom in ninth grade because all of the cool girls were wearing pajama pants to school and I wanted some (true story!). We worked on several other projects together, my favorite of which is a dress that I still have that we made from some really beautiful blue fabric I bought in Guinea. I enjoyed sewing when I was younger, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I became really interested.
One of my amazing roommates received a package from her grandmother that included a set of handmade placemats. I was slightly jealous because they were beautiful, but it was then that I really decided I wanted to sew. Mainly I wanted to make myself a nice set of placemats. That was three years ago.
Fast forward to the beginning of this year. I still had not made those placemats, but I started looking at fabric and what not and decided it was time. I talked to my good friend, Diane, who let me borrow her machine for a month so I could see if I liked sewing enough to take the plunge and buy my own machine. I bought some fabric and made a table runner and napkins to spruce up my table with. I loved the entire process of making this, so I quickly bought some more fabric and made another runner and napkin set and a placemat and napkin set.
Needless to say, it didn’t take long for me to know that making the investment of purchasing a machine was a no-brainer. So, I bought a refurbished Brother CS6000 from Overstock.com This was a great buy!!
Now I get to to make things for other people, and that is such a satisfying way to spend my time. I can be creative and productive at the same time (although my kitchen sink needs a little more productivity around it now!). I love to help people pick out fabrics, colors, designs, and make something for them that will be truly unique and something to treasure.