Like so many people, I gained a love of sewing from my mother and big sister early in my childhood. The story I love to tell the most is when my sister was in "junior" high school, she took a ...
Like so many people, I gained a love of sewing from my mother and big sister early in my childhood. The story I love to tell the most is when my sister was in "junior" high school, she took a sewing class. Our mother was helping her with her class studies and me being a bratty 5 year old I wanted to do EVERYTHING my big sister did. While mother and sis were working I would sit under the table waiting for a scrap of fabric to fall as they were cutting out their latest garment. As soon as something hit the floor I would grab it and start cutting. Needless to say, after several "lost" pieces of important fabric, they became more aware of what was falling. I wanted to make doll clothes, of course. I cried because they didn't fit, so mother cut them out for me and handed me a threaded needle. I stitched them directly on to the doll, then cried because they didn't stay together. So she taught me how to make a knot. One thing led to another until I finally learned enough to enjoy my sewing time too. Years later, I took home economics in junior and high school, and learned more than I have time to write about. I have traveled the world over and have fabric in my stash that has traveled more than most people I know. Many places I traveled to one main interest was where the nearest fabric or yarn shop was located. Even in a foreign country where you can't speak the language it is pretty easy to buy fabric! PS, the reason I learned to crochet is because I wanted to be like my big sister too! I am so lucky, she is the best sister ever!!!View all patterns by designer (4) »