So as you guys know, Monday was my 30th birthday. One perk, I guess, of getting older is people give you gifts. What I love about the people in my life, is they give me gifts I need, want and can really use.
My dad and stepmom gave me two awesome sewing books - the New Complete Guide to Sewing and SEW: Sew Everything Workshop. I can't tell you how excited I was to get these books! I'm definitely self-taught, with a figure-it-out-as-I-go attitude. It's served me just fine most of the time, but I would love to know the "real" way to sew. I especially wanted to know how to read a pattern! Gosh, those are complicated. Well, both books give very very good instruction on basic how-tos as well as patterns to follow.
Pair those books with the new serger my hubby bought for me, and I'm in sewing heaven!
This week, I was working on these two girly baby gift sets I needed to deliver.
But until another etsy order comes in, I'm free to just sew what I want - for ME! I'm excited to start on one or two of the patterns in the SEW book - there's everything from mens boxers to a stuffed elephant and everything in between.
As I become more familiar with my serger, I think you guys can look forward to some simple tutorials here. I am going to learn as I go, so why not help some of you at the same time?