Friday, April 23, 2010

Confession time: Sewing

I have a confession to make.

I don't know how to sew.

Well, that's not entirely true... I can fake my way through making a pillow and other easy projects, but I don't have the creative genius of people like this and this.

In hopes that my husband, or mother is reading this.  I'm begging for a sewing machine for my birthday so I can dink around and actually learn how to sew. 

Here are a few projects that are on my list already. 

The Rollie Pollie.  Finding the perfect fabric for this would be a treat!

A lovely bird mobile

Beautiful ruffle pillows.  A perfect addition to our nearly completed bedroom.  Don't you think?

Do you know how to sew?  How did you learn?  Do you have any great resources to share? 

Now, if my birthday could only come sooner.... August seems way too long to wait and get started on this!  Don't you agree? 



Jen said...

Just go for it - find something you like and work through it to learn. I'm mostly self-taught - learned when I was 15.

Christy said...

I just bought the rollie pollie pattern. It's exactly what I've been looking for to use in our basement for the kid's tv area.

Nikki said...

I made the bird mobile once. Ended up using the sewing machine as my hand stitching wasn't tight enough to keep the stuffing in. Fabric scraps and quilting squares are perfect for it!

Noel said...

Check out It's a great website for sewing enthusiasts.