My most recent sewing obsession was inspired by my chenille and terry cloth collection that had outgrown its container
and an old bib pattern that needed updating.
Over the years I've learned a few things about myself and my sewing preferences:
I've learned that I like to make easy projects that can be completed in a short time. Since I only get to sew on the weekend, I like projects that can be finished in a day or two.
I've learned that I easily get caught up in the project and don't know when to stop. I'm a mindless, repetitive sewist who loves the fabric combinations and embellishments as much, if not more than the actual project itself.
When you make lots of something you learn stuff. Like which foot is best for top stitching thick and bumpy chenille. It's all about trial and error and the occasional need for a seam ripper.
Making lots of something can be a good thing.
And I've learned that I like the look of little bits of ribbon when folded in half and sewn into the seam. Such a cute detail.
You might like to learn that our recently updated Little Bit Bib pattern is a great way to use up left over bits and pieces from your stash and the finished bibs make practical inexpensive gifts. I calculated the cost of these to be just over $3 each to make and they each took less than an hour to create.
That's a very good thing!
Encourage one another,