Sunday, January 23, 2011

Giveaway fun and thoughts on Sewing

I received a package in the mail a couple of weeks ago and could not for the life of me figure out who it was from until I opened it! I won the giveaway from the Opulent Poppy! I saw the announcement on there of course, but it was like a surprise all over again! Thanks, Eva Girl!

I already have plans for the fabric and the apron pattern is super cute! I am really looking forward to using it once I size it up ;) Becca really wants to make a hat from the other pattern too. Thanks again!

Also, I just have to link to this article. Janel says everything I want to say but in a more eloquent and organized manner than I ever could. I have received several comments on here from some dear ladies that would like to sew or know how to sew better but just are not sure where to start or are overwhelmed. I would say just what Janel says, Just Start! It really is not rocket science and won't hurt anyone! Sewing is just a skill. Nothing more. I would go so far to say that it does not require any talent, just diligence but I know not everyone would agree with me on that. I started sewing when I was fairly young but I wasn't 2 either. I did not really have an interest until I was 13 or 14 and I had nobody to show me how. The internet is really great :) There was a learning curve.... but I learned a lot through the mistakes. Just start and you won't regret it!

As Always,
Bethany Lynn


  1. Oooh...the yellow hat looks very pretty!
    That is a good article, but for some people that learning curve can last for a very long time. I'm still not past it. lol!

  2. My learning curve was about 4 years ;) No worries on that one. I think its a while for most people.

  3. I have found this to be true also. My first sewing project was horrible but the next one was a little better and the next one a little better. The only way to learn is to just do it.

    My first project I bought a simplicity pattern and cheap fabric from walmart, don't expect something amazing. It probably won't be wearable but the next few garments will be.

    You learn new techniques with each garment so the best thing to do is just try it. I have found very good book for beginners called "Sew Everything Workshop" by Dianna Rupp. It includes patterns and has some very good photographs.

  4. Thanks for the link!

    I think that some people do have an easier time of it than others, but really, it is just a skill that can be acquired. : )