I don’t consider myself a seamstress because sewing scares me. Yes, it scares me. I’m too afraid of making a mistake I can’t undo. But every once in awhile I see something way too cute that I know I can sew myself. So, I face my fear, consult my mom for guidance (also lots of encouragement and often time assistance) and begin to sew. I’ve successfully made basic purses, ring slings (I even sold one!), place mats and diaper caddy’s. However, I have never followed a pattern. I can’t even read one.
I truly appreciate the art of sewing. It is my favorite area in the crafting world. My eye is always drawn toward handmade, sewn items. I was browsing in H & M the other day and spied the most adorable diaper bag slung over the shoulder of a young mom. Of course I approached her and asked about the bag. She happily let me look at it while explaining it was made for her by a friend. I praised the bag and acted as if I knew exactly how her friend had sewn it all together. I had no idea, but it made me want to make one.
I am surrounded by so many talented women who are constantly whipping something up on their sewing machines; many times for me. Combine my constant exposure and love of handmade, sewn items with the inspiration from a newly created blog by a dear friend of mine (oh and my desire to be a famous blogger) and I knew what I had to do- create my own blog featuring handmade, sewn items from talented women all over the web.
As soon as I came up with this blog idea, I also knew that I had to have an expert seamstress as my partner; a person I could turn to when I didn’t understand a sewing term or wanted to quench my curiosity about something sewing related like how fabric is made. How fortunate am I that one of my closest friends went to school for fashion design and is passionate about sewing?! Eva.
Eva loved the idea and before we knew what was happening, our site was up and running.