Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I've been so bad about updating my blog this summer! I've been shooting all kinds of photos, and I have scads to share with you, but I've also been teaching myself to sew this summer! I bought myself a Brother sewing machine (which I love!) and set out to learn to sew! So far, I've finished two projects:

This is my first project--a zip pouch that I based on a pattern in Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing. Everyone was telling me that zippers are really hard, so I decided it was important to start with them, and I actually didn't find it that challenging.

This is my second project--another zip pouch! This time, however, I followed this great tutorial by Twelve22; it's got great tips for sewing in the lining that I found quite easy. I also put this rad retro label in there, just for fun! :)

I've also started a quilt! So far, I'm just in the earliest cutting stages, but I'm excited about getting underway!

So far, I've found teaching myself easy. However, I decided that it would be great to take a class, but with my busy schedule--as well as a lack of local classes that seem reasonable--I couldn't find one. Then, I learned about this awesome online class series, Home Ec from Freckled Nest!

I'm so excited to take this class, which seems perfect for me, because it's go-at-your-own-pace and you can take up to a year to complete it. I love that all of the projects are functional and teach valuable skills. I'll keep you posted on my progress! In the meantime, do you sew? If so, share! If not...maybe you need to sign up for Home Ec! :)


Hilary said...

Oh, what a great resource! I'd never heard of that class but it sounds like just what I've been needing.

And your sewing looks fantastic!

futurowoman said...

Thank you so much, Hilary! If you sign up, let me know! :)