The idea of sewing brings to mind images of such beautiful, dainty and resourceful women sitting in their parlors wisely using quiet hours of the day to clothe their families. My reality of sewing is something more like a tornado has swept through my sewing room with patterns and fabric stretched all over the table, while the rest of the area is dotted with measuring tape, spools and bobbins of thread, and any other immediate sewing tool I might need.
Our sewing season has not yet begun yet though. We try to wait until after Christmas unless we are crafting a gift or two. I do not like Christmas to play second fiddle to anything else and since Christmas can turn into such a stressful time, I try to keep our home as quiet and focused on Christ's birth as possible.......so the sewing waits.
However, in the wee hours of the morning I get antsy for ideas, patterns, tutorials and all that fun stuff. It's a bit (or exactly) like January when the seed catalogs come and seed lists are made and garden diagrams are drawn.
This year I have found some great ideas on Pinterest that I'm excited about, especially the easy tutorials!
You can click on each picture and then click on the blog it may refer to for directions. Some of the photos are simply idea pictures.
This first one will lead you to a bunch of cute ideas!
These cute Pin Cushions would make cute gifts to a sewing beginner or anyone!
Here's a good tutorial that teaches you how to make your own patterns...
This Autumn Calico Patchwork skirt is actually for sale on Etsy.com. Even though it is more time consuming, I love the idea and you can really have fun with making one for each season. The pattern idea is an easy one too, it can be made for any length, any fabric, any size. I know my taste isn't exactly that fashionable, but this is the kind of skirt that can be made to anyone's taste depending on the fabric.
Here's a great way to get some use out of those old sweaters!
Or....what if you like one of the skirts you have and want another one? This one teaches you how to use your favorite skirt as a pattern!
Do you have a favorite shirt that is just a bit too tight? Don't throw it out.....give it a little ease!
Here is a bit more of my taste, but done the easy way...a peasant shirt made from a man's shirt! Adjust the collar elastic more or less depending on how you like your neckline.
One of my favorite skirts is a gored skirt. Here is a great lesson on how to make one!
I hope these simple ideas have inspired you! I know I'm set with ideas for quite some time! Let me know what your sewing plans are, I love to know what everyone else is making!
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