With September being National Sewing Month, it got me to thinking about how I started sewing. I did not grow up in a home where sewing was a mainstay. But learning to sew in high school gave me the basic skills of garment sewing. Does anyone remember the days of pant suits and mini skirts??
I remember sewing garments and actually wearing them :-) It was truly amazing to me that I could make a wearable garment.
It wasn't long before home made garments went out of fashion when it became less expensive to just buy pre-made clothes.
After my second child was born, I decided that I would like to make a quilt. So I took a quilting class at the local craft shop, as there were no quilt shops at that time. We cut everything out with scissors and used cardboard templates. Talk about the dinosaur age! Then my sister in love learned about the rotary cutter and how to make a Quilt in a Day created by Eleanor Burns. Boy did that ever change my quilting.
If you would like to do a fun little project, hop over to I Have a Notion blog and take Kelly's challenge. Do you remember who taught you to sew? Wouldn't it be fun to acknowledge that person and send them a little note telling them what an impact they made in your life?? So tell me, who taught you how to sew?? It truly is a gift of stitching :-)