Monday, April 4, 2011

new love.

So I bought a sewing machine in January and used it once to make a pillow cover.
I didn't use it again since March. Matt's mom brought me some handmade baby shoes from a girl she works with. They were cute and seemed easy to make. I thought about it for a few days, and after making a diaper/hand bag (which by the way drove me crazy!), I decided I wanted to try something easier, so I went on etsy and bought a pattern for $4.50.
I didn't have the right material, but I just wanted to try it, and the lady that I got the pattern from said to just do one that you don't care about, use scrap material. So that's what I did. It seemed to be pretty easy, I messed up on a few things, but it was mostly because the fabric I used wasn't the best.
Beverly's was having a 30% off sale, so Friday night I went there to get all the right stuff that I needed.
I stayed up all night and made another pair of shoes (i ended up getting 3 more different patterns!). I again made a few mistakes, but every time I make one, I learn something new.
All I want to do now is sew, it's really weird. I still don't know much about sewing, I have so much to learn, but every time I start a new project, I learn. I'm still not done with Matt's blanket, that was a pain because it's so much fabric and so thick!
Do you think that I could sell these baby shoes? I've been told that I should try selling them at Beach Babies in Grover and then etsy of course.

I also want to start making baby swaddling blankets and bibs and burp cloths. I don't know why, but I just really love to sew now and maybe I can try and make money?