Sew Cute!

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When I was younger, I sewed a lot.  My mom and grandmother painstakingly taught me all the basics about threading a machine, seam allowances, pinking and trimming, ruffles and gathers, zippers (which I never mastered) and button holes (again…not so good at those!).  Grandmother would start projects upside down, so when I took them over, I could turn them right side up and it would be "left-handed."  Mom, however, learned to sew left-handed so she could really help me understand what to do.  Bless their hearts.  I'm not sure if I was all thumbs or just too impatient, but I never got really good at sewing.  Mom & Grandmother both made a lot of their clothes.  I don't think I saw my grandmother in a store bought dress until I was in college.  But me…hopeless case.  I'd get something started, mess up, and just abandon it for later – which, of course, never came.  My poor mother probably found a lot of half made, messed up, never finished sewing projects when I moved out. 

Recently, I dug out my sewing supplies and machine for two projects.  The first was a shirt with Big Shot die cut flowers on it.  Cute – but I didn't like the way it was turning out, so left it for a few days, thinking I'd come back and finish it later.  (That was several months ago.)  The second was a notebook cover.  The instructions were very clear, but I still managed to mess it up.  So it's also sitting in a pile of neglected projects.  *sigh*

So that's why I haven't bought the "Sew Suite" set, or the pattern pieces, or the Sweet Stitches paper or fabric.  I just felt like they were mocking my lack of sewing skills.  The only "Oh Sew" products I have are Button, Button (because I got it free) and the Sweet Stitches fabric designer brads (because I'm a hardware and accessory junkie).  So I was thrilled that Sandy used the Sew Suite set in her class yesterday.

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Isn't that cute?  It was a snap to make, and it goes so well with the Ice Cream Parlor accessories from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, don't you think?

Here are the supplies.  I'll show you another one of the class projects tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping in!

Stamp sets:  Button, Button; Sew Suite; So Happy for You (Free!*)
Ink:  Versamark; Basic black classic; Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Real Red stampin' write markers
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, More Mustard, Pacific Point card stock; Ice Cream Parlor designer series paper & quick accents pack (Free*)
(Free!*)

*Find out how to get free products!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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