Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Fresh Start

After an issue using BlogPress this morning and losing everything i wrote, I'm going to try this post one more time!

I've had a lot of projects going on in my head lately, but not a lot of time, so I finally started writing them down. I've also decided that I'm finally going to get serious about this sewing business and learn everything I can and try to improve with each project.

I have learned that there is such a wealth of knowledge out there in blogworld and on YouTube, that if you're ever stumped, just do a little search! I've also discovered the addiction know to many as Pinterest, which adds to my ever growing list!

Anyway, I'm going to take a new direction on this site and with each post try to show you a new tip or trick that I picked up. With my most recent project, I have learned many things, so I'll probably have a month's worth of posts!

I'm working on holiday pjs for the girls, which I'll share more about later, but my first tip:

Take your time and use the correct tools. I have found my marking pencil, seam gauge, correct cutting and pressing are key to a nicely finished project. Seriously, the only place I really ever use my iron is in my sewing room. I'm the girl that uses the dryer to de-wrinkle my clothes on weekdays!

You can generally find nice little kits with a seam gauge, a tape measure and a marking pencil at your local craft store. I also enjoy my cutting mat with a grid on it. It provides a nice work surface in addition to a quick measuring tool.

I'll be back as I continue this project with all the little tricks that I've learned on this go round.

My biggest secret that I've discovered - patience. It sure does go a long way!

Happy sewing!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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