July’s Craft: Sewing

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July's craft of the month

This month takes me past the half-way point. It’s the race to the finish from now on!

To make things even more special, I’m heading over to Finland for three weeks to visit family. The best bit? I’ll be learning this month’s craft from my mother. I learned May’s craft from a mentor, but it’ll be entirely different to learn from Mom.

Its funny how when you’re small you take your parents’ skills for granted. Of course Mom can sew, and I’ll learn too … eventually. But enough with eventually, I’m going to learn now.

Sewing is something I’ve admired for so long that I think my biggest weakness this month will be wanting to make everything all at once! What do you mean I can barely sew a straight line? I want to make a fitted rockabilly dress pronto! Maybe I’ll start with finger puppets. That sounds safe.

If you love sewing or just hoarding fabric, be sure to enter my half-way there celebration giveaway. There’s some beautiful cotton gingham fabric up for grabs! (And lots of other goodies, go look!)

If you need me, I’ll be studying the ‘Sewing Kit Essentials’ section on Purl Bee. ;)

What are you working on in July?

Happy crafting!



P.S. My mother has a craft blog, too, so check it out! I’m going to be learning sewing from a lady who has designed this adorable guy. Pretty awesome, huh?


More sewing links:

Dozens of home projects on Purl Bee

Gorgeous projects by Wild Olive

A guide to basic sewing machine stitches

6 thoughts on “July’s Craft: Sewing”

  1. Oh your mother’s craft blog is just lovely!! It’s going to be so great learning from her – I think you will really enjoy sewing.

    I wonder – did you plan all the crafts you were going to learn for the entire year? x

    1. Thank you Claire, I’ll let my mother know. She’ll be thrilled. :)

      Most of my crafts this year have been chosen last-minute the month before. The only two crafts I’ve planned longer than a month in advance have been sewing and fused glass. Both of them are crafts I’m learning from someone else in person, so scheduling has been important!

      Otherwise, I have a list of crafts I want to learn and I’m constantly looking for resources and courses that fit in my schedule and budget.

      It’s a lot of fun, because not even I know what I’m doing next! It’s been quite an adventure with a lot of creative whimsy. :)

  2. I love your Mom’s craft blog. You both are so talented! I took sewing when I was in high school many, many years ago. I really enjoyed it and I made a skirt and a blouse. The sleeves on the blouse were the most difficult for me. I enjoyed the class and reading your blog today made me realize I would really like to get back and sew again. Goo luck on your projects. Enjoy your time with your family!

  3. Hello.
    I popped over and had a gander at your Mum’s blog it’s brilliant full of fab ideas. Look forward to seeing how you get on!
    Also lovely to see someone else who lives in Wales x

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