I've been sewing since I was very little. I started on my mothers old Singer treadle machine. Mostly sewing clothes for myself. My first original creation was a stuffed Casper the Friendly Ghost. I designed the pattern, cut and sewed, and embroidered the face. So sewing has always been a constant in my life. Sewing clothes for the girls when they were little became an obsession. I wanted everything they wore to be made by me, coats, jammies, pants, blouses, etc. Besides back then I saved money by sewing, fabric was still reasonably prices. Well that lasted a few years till I toiled over a pants suit for my youngest daughter that she wore to school her first day and came home with holes in the knees. So much for that. Then I started doing some craft sewing, things I could sell. I spent one Christmas sewing 12 dozens Granny Magnets to sell. I realized very quickly that assembly line sewing wasn't for me. But I did sell all the Grannies.
Now I experiment with fabric collage. I love putting the various fabrics together then embellishing them with all kind of found objects. Sometimes they have a theme sometimes not. Titles don't come to me often. But this project started with a sewing theme because of all the bobbins I bought that didn't fit my new machine. Rather then return them to the store I thought I could use them in a project. So this is my sewing project. I did post the beginnings last week, and have now made some progress.
I hope you have something in your life that gives you the same sense of freedom I feel when I'm assembling a collage.
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