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Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Sewing Challenge

Ever since I taught myself how to sew I have been collecting patterns that catch my eye, mostly craft stuff because I don't think I am good enough to sew clothes. 

It's not a huge amount, but it's enough to get me thinking... I haven't really used these. Maybe one or two, but not all of them. So, as I begin my annual cleaning, decluttering and purging, I decided to use them or purge them.

The challenge will be to sew at least one item from each pattern per week and then decide if it's worth keeping or not (the pattern).

The cool thing about it is that I plan on giving all these items away to some very lucky folks. All you have to do is provide the most creative answer to a question I will post each week.

 Then I will choose the lucky winner.

I think it will be fun! 


  1. Commercial patterns can be intimidating for a newbie. Oh, I know that! I also bought patterns when I was just starting to teach myself how to sew. I remember opening my very first one and just being overwhelmed! When I saw all those pieces, and the long instructions, I just put them back in the envelope (which is almost mission impossible) and put them away. I thought I would never be able to figure those things out. Months later I gave it a second try and, it was not that scary anymore! I have already sewed some cute clothes for my daughter and some bags. Next step for me: make clothes for me!
    Congrats, Gennai! Your blog and your work are beautiful! Abracos!

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