So as part of my personal journey towards living a simpler, kinder life, I decided I would like to take up sewing. Sew some baby clothes she said….. YIKES

To give you some context, I have NO background in sewing. I didn’t even own a sewing machine. Winding the thread is difficult. What’s a bobbin again? Ok, you get the idea….But I was (and still am) determined to learn. I think it is a great opportunity to pass down some handmade clothes to my daughter, reduce our waste as we downsize (as I am salvaging a lot of my old clothes – I am sure I will have another post about minimizing my closet), and save money. The local president of the quilter’s club in my home town, who I stumbled upon accidentally, graciously offered me here old sewing machine. I use the word “old” loosely here, as it is a VERY lovely sewing machine with all the bells and whistles and I am extremely grateful to her for it.

In the end, it took my grandma and I an hour and a call to the local sewing store to realize the foot that was on the machine was a quilting one, not some sort of fancy foot holder, that we needed to remove before changing the foot out. It may be too fancy of a machine for the both of us, but we aren’t giving up. I will share some patterns and ideas with you as we go along – and trust me, even if have never sewed a stitch in your life, if I can do it YOU can do it too. My first project is to make a onsie out of an old t-shirt of mine (thanks Pinterest). I will post photos and a how-to in a post to follow.

Wish us luck…..

Live well friends!


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