Sewing is my first creative love, my happy place, so much so that my machine is left set up on my dining room table 90% of the time. If you came over for supper, I’d have to move the machine. That’s how much I love sewing. My mom taught me to sew and she was taught by her Granny Ruth. Mom grew up in a poor home and Granny Ruth taught her that if she could sew, she’d always be able to have nice things to wear and a nicely decorated home.
I still have Granny Ruth’s aqua seam ripper and that very important lesson. Yeah, sewing is super fun, but it also allows a person to mend, hem, alter and extend the life of garments which is clearly great for your heart and checkbook. Because I know how to sew, the options for a garment I can buy, wear, keep, etc is SO much greater. If I see a fantastic hot pink vintage 80’s romper on Instagram that is just a bit too big everywhere, you better believe I’ll snap them up because sewing is EASY, my friends. Sewing is easy, empowering, and such a total blast.