i was able to do a bit of sewing yesterday. i had the fan on so it was really quite comfotable. i mended a pair of #1 son's jeans that he had ripped. i cut off a pair of his sweatpants that are getting a bit too short. i hemmed them with a zigzag stitch and i really liked how it turned out. and i started on a pair of shorts i cut out of an old denim maternity jumper. a jumper i was wearing 10 years ago! i'm starting to think in terms of reusing and repurposing around here and its alot of fun. the material is still very nice, and its been worn and washed so many times that it is soft and pliable. i want to add some funky pockets or appliques to the shorts to make them fun for him. we'll see what i come up with.
sewing has become a fav hobby of late for me. out of necessity as well as trying to use up my stash of fabrics i have had lying around, i'm finding that i'm doing more sewing and liking it more and more. one reason could be that i'm gaining confidence in my abilities and another could be i'm so inpsired by what i see out there in bloggyland. so many talented sew-ers and craftsters.
one sight i like to check in and see what others are up to is sew,mama,sew. they have great tutorials, contests, and they highlight many wonderful projects and the people who make them. so if you haven't found them already, go check them out. me, i'm going to do a little more sewing.
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