I've wanted to learn how to sew for years. I was excited to find Alicia's Sew Series which suddenly made sewing seem less intimidating. She is a Houston blogger and handmade shop owner (Zeeuh), and she recently upgraded her machine. Guess who bought her one-year-old starter? :)
I also recently found Elizabeth's Sewing 201 at E Tells Tales which includes a compilation of book recommendations, tutorials, sewing blogs, and her favorite fabric suppliers. It is definitely a bookmark-worthy post!
It's going to take a lot of time and practice for me to feel comfortable using it, but here are a few projects I want to try by year's end:
"Oilcloth" Coasters by Martha Stewart
Mittens by A Beautiful Mess
Warm Fuzzies by The Letter 4
Travel Tissue Holder by How Charming, Zeeuh
Tooth Fairy Pillow by Martha Stewart
It doesn't surprise me that these projects have to do with cold weather and having a kid. Even though it will be long before I'm ready to tackle it, I do want to make Gaby's doll from This Little Port too. (I still can't believe she made it in two hours!)
Can you help a sister out? If you have any recommendations, leave a link to a sewing tutorial you love or your favorite handmade blog in the comments. Please, and thank you!