Have an interest in sewing but don’t know where to start? Perhaps the last time you took up the needle and thread was back in those Home Ec classes in highschool? Its not as tricky as you think to get back into it. Plus there are proven benefits to engaging in creative pursuits – tension release, increased happiness and even an improved ability to cope with setbacks in life. Now this doesn’t have to be sewing – any creative pursuit that tickles your fancy, be it creative writing, theatre, painting, drawing, photography, pottery… Really, there are so many creative activities to partake in, there really is something for everyone! Just get on and choose one!
But back to sewing, because, you know, I sew and this blog is (partially!) about sewing…
One of the best places to get your sewing groove back on is through a local sewing group or at a Beginners Sewing Class. If you live in Perth I can personally recommend Miss Mary Sewing Classes – you don’t even have to bring your own machine, which is just perfect if you’re a little unsure about purchasing one straight up. Check out your local TAFE for sewing courses too.
There are also a plethora of blogs and videos on the Internet these days from which you can pick up amazing tips and tricks. Just Google away, something like “sewing tips for beginners”, and you’ll be amazed at how many options pop up.
When you’re ready to start sewing, choose something simple to begin with. Its easy to lose heart if you decide to knock up a draped silk evening dress straight off and it doesn’t work out quite as you expected… Maybe start with a cushion cover, or a cute little tote bag. Something you’ll get satisfaction from making and that is likely to turn out well.
Ok, happy sewing and let me know how you get on in the comments section!