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Special Puzzles and Other Fun Stuff For Sewers

Start small and increase the difficulty of the project as your skill increases. And your skill will improve! Where else can you do what you want to do, make what you want to make and make it on your own time schedule.

  Feel the wonderful feelings…enjoy the experience. You are making something of your own by yourself. How accomplished you will feel, how creative, how skillful and talented.

Sewing is so relaxing to me. I can’t imagine anything that gives me all the same feelings that I can get from this (well, maybe one thing). Anyway, remember what they say, “even the mighty oak started as an acorn”. No, that doesn’t mean you’re nuts…it means you will grow and flourish over time…(see? Sewers even have a sense of humor.)

Think of all of your learning and questions and easy beginner projects as planting the seed. Have you got the right mindset now? Good, let’s go!

Start with cheap fabric–maybe you have a sheet that is worn out in the center but is still good on the edges–use that. Maybe there is some good denim left on your over-worn, almost too small jeans–use it. Maybe you’ve got an old blouse and you love the print but it went out of “style” 6 years ago–there’s your fabric. Think about it. You just need an idea. Those are in your head.

Special Puzzles and Other Fun Stuff For Sewers

An old ironing board cover makes great potholders. I’ll tell you how to make them…just ask! If the cover is stained and scorched then you can use it as batting inside the potholder. Cover it with a fabric that compliments your kitchen decor. Just look around for a fabric to make some small project.

Besides…you sure don’t want to practice on expensive material. Yikes! I’ve been sewing for over 40 years and I still don’t like to sew on expensive fabric.

At least on the cheap stuff you won’t be intimidated by the thought of making a mistake.

And remember–first and foremost–have FUN!

We all like to have FUN, right? Well, I do and one of the most fun things I like to do is eat chocolate. YUMMY! In all my travels over the internet looking for fun things for you, I found this…a chocolate sewing kit. I never even knew anyone ever made anything like this.

Do you ever ask yourself, “Why should I sew”?

There are a number of reasons why you should sew. The number one reason in my mind is because it’s FUN!!!!! I can’t think of a hobby that is more relaxing, inexpensive to undertake, produces such a feeling of accomplishment and still does a body good.

There are a great quantity of other reasons too though.

  • Sewing keeps your stress levels down. It’s relaxing and you don’t have to over-exert yourself. It keeps your hands busy and your reflexes alert. You can participate guilt-free by knowing that you are not wasting time, but instead making something out of your time.
  • It keeps your expenses down. You can not only make clothing for yourself and your family, but you can make projects for your house…pillows, placemats, cushions, curtains, etc. There are a whole lot of things that you can sew out of scraps you have around the house. You can recycle notions (like that button tip). I cut the waistbands off of my sons’ worn -out underwear and used the elastic for some projects. Just don’t tell them that! Sewing can be cheap and enjoyable. Make gifts for your family and friends. It definitely cost less to make them something, as opposed to buying the gift. They’ll love the thought of getting a handmade one-of-a-kind gift. Open your mind and not your pocketbook.
  • Sew for charity. Helping others…helps you.