The ‘Sew’ in my Knit Stitch Sew title is sorely neglected. I have to confess, although I’d love to be able to whip up a creation on my sewing machine, sewing is a craft I find quite tricky to master.
There are a few barriers, I think, to me mastering this craft and actually enjoying it in the way I do knitting, crochet and stitching.
- Precise measuring. Not my strong suit. I’m not great at following a pattern or recipe for that matter. I’m more of a cut it out and see what happens, kind of a girl
- Patience. I want to see results. Immediately!
- Time. The same as most working mothers, I tend to snatch my crafty moments where ever and when ever I can – in front of the TV of an evening or even travelling to a meeting by train
Never the less, I am still drawn to sewing. I long to be able to sew myself some clothes and have decided I will definitely book myself onto a dressmaking course this year to learn the basics.
In the meantime, I have purchased this little beauty;
It promises ‘simple’ sewing so I’m forging ahead and am going to try to make ALL of the patterns in the book. Any top tips for a very amateur but enthusiastic sew-er gratefully received.