The three frustrating hours I spent stumbling through a sunhat pattern with unclear instructions and mislabeling drove home my desire to write patterns specifically for reclaimed and sentimental textiles. Careful labeling can be the difference between a finished project or one abandoned due to incorrect cutting and running out of a specific fabric. Thorough, clear instructions can be the difference between despair and joy while sewing.
Welcome to Week 1 of our T-Shirt Quilt Sewalong! I can’t wait to get started making memories with you through sewing. This week, I’ll be sharing a supply list and t-shirt quilt basics, including different methods for stabilizing your t-shirts so they’re easier to work with.
I know I’m not the only one with loads of t-shirts sitting in a drawer. Ones that hold special meaning, but don’t get worn anymore. Clean out that drawer and join me for a t-shirt quilt sewalong this summer!
I wrote the following words last year as a reminder to myself that the beautiful moments of motherhood aren’t wrapped up in a single day. That I can appreciate being a mom even when I don’t feel appreciated. And I can acknowledge the hard bits, but lean into the good. Little did I know they’d be even more applicable this year!
How in the world do you have time to sew when you still have kids at home?? It’s a question I get a lot, so I thought I’d finally take a minute to break it down a little and share some methods that have helped me out.
With the Stand Firm Zip Pouch pattern, you’ll receive everything you need from designing your own lining fabric to sewing a zipper for the first time if you’re new to sewing. It’s a quick and simple sew, but has such a personalized result!
Sundays are just plain rough in this phase of life. I’m not able to sit in church, soaking in Scripture, focusing on the day’s teaching, and reveling at being part of the body of Christ.
But maybe this phase of life can serve as a reminder that being in the Word isn’t just a Sunday morning activity. Maybe, just maybe, it can be an encouragement for dwelling in the Word during the entire week.
Looking for a way to design your own lining fabric to use with the free Stand Firm Zip Pouch pattern? Spoonflower.com has made it easy to do yourself. And now I’m trying to make it even easier by giving you step-by-step instructions on how to use Spoonflower to make your lining piece!
I often find myself dwelling at the intersection of sewing and faith. Working to create something new from something old turns out to be a beautiful metaphor for the work Christ does in each of us. I’d love to share a little of my process so maybe others can discover how faith intersects their own creative endeavors. But mostly, I want to share a sliver of hope. Each month of 2020, I’ll be giving away a Hope Pouch from Reclaimed for Good.
You might be surprised at the amount of places you can “buy small” and still find great fabric for your projects. Here is a list of a few of my favorites!