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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sew What?

Out of the blue I have decided that I am going to learn to sew. Last time I sewed something I was a freshman in high school and I was in home ec class. We won’t go into how long ago that was… OK?

But I went into JoAnn’s Fabrics to pick up a needle threader (I can sew on buttons!) and all at once decided I would recover the cushions on a chair I am redoing.

Then I walked over to the pattern books and picked out four clothes patterns that were listed as “easy” or “make in an hour”.

And today… I am making those cushions! Other than what I have seen on the excellent blogs I visit I have no idea what I am doing.

It should be interesting…

I’ll post photos of the chair when I get it done – no matter how it looks!


  1. Good for you for tackling a new project and skill set. I love to sew and hopefully you will find many hours of enjoyment creating.

  2. I loved sewing when I was younger - made my sister's wedding gown, even designed and cut my own patterns, including a little linen jacket for my son's second Easter. I wouldn't know where to begin these days!

    Good luck!

  3. The staple gun is always my friend when I do cushions, but I have yet to tackle a big chair! But then again, my favorite stitch is zig zag and that's about as fancy as I ever get. Waiting to see what your clever self comes up with! ~Lili

  4. I found your blog while blogsurfing along. :)

    I sew enough to make costumes...don't think I'd want to actually WEAR anything I made, but it's definitely come in handy. At some point maybe I'll take an actual CLASS. I love to buy patterns for cute clothes, though...Plenty of those around our house, but few finished projects! :) Good luck!

  5. I'll put you to work doing stuff for your niece!!!


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