During my adult years, my sewing machine would make occasional appearances for mending, repairs, hemming, new throw and porch pillows, some simple baby clothes and Halloween costumes, but most of the time it remained in the closet taking up space and collecting dust.
In 2014, when my oldest daughter announced she was pregnant, I began thinking about the adorable and cherished items my mother and paternal grandmother made for my two daughters, and I started sewing again. I made flannel receiving blankets. Some simple clothes. Burp cloths. Bibs. Chenille and fleece quilts and anything else soft and cuddly. I bought more fabrics and made more items than one baby boy could ever use, so I started making baby goodies for friends who were becoming grandparents, and I began selling what I made at artisan markets.
Then I expanded my product line by making bags, totes and aprons. Next came baby toys, such as rattles and stuffed fabric animals. And when the pandemic occurred, I used my remnants to make hundreds of face masks.
As my inventory of handmade items grew, so did my collection of unique fabrics and trims. Today I’m unable to pass a fabric store, consignment shop and/or estate and yard sale without looking for “treasures,” and I enjoy searching the Internet for fabric “gems.”
To sew up my feelings about fabrics, I’m hooked on textiles and creating items that are fun and functional.
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