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My creative outlet

I just finished sewing a really easy skirt, one that you’ll see on the next episode of DIYStyle, and we’ll be sharing the how-to. While I was sewing with the super-soft knit fabric, I realized how much I REALLY enjoy sitting at my sewing machine and creating something new. Even though I personally can’t wear the skirt I made (it is sized for a model size 6, and that I am not!), it was so gratifying to complete something that turned out exactly as I had envisioned it to be! I think that is one of the main reasons that I sew. I love to see the outcome, and I love the challenge of creating something in my head, and seeing if I can make that happen with the sewing machine. It’s my outlet for creativity, and most times, a great form of relaxation too. I’m busy thinking about sewing instead of the other daily stresses.

My mother helped me to figure out the sewing machine, and I was lucky that she could sew. I just took off on my own (after a few 4-H lessons and a great Home Economics teacher‚ Thank You, Ramona Culp!) once I had the machine figured out and the rest was trial and error. I’m hoping that we can pass along some of that “helping hand” advice and sewing encouragement in the days, weeks, and years to come with DIYStyle. Let us know what you would like to see here on our website. More projects? Sewing advice? A sewing guru to call at 2am when you’re in a jam? OK that one may be a bit over the top. But who knows…ask and you may receive!

Creative Chick (and Mother Hen)

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