I wanted to start off by thanking you for sharing your exploration in sewing with me! I know we did a little bit of sewing when we were little but it's nice to put relearn some of those skills and apply them in a practical matter, who ever thought those culottes looked cool…
Your idea of making a wedding gift was what really got me hooked. The quilt you made for Leana and Dan was beautiful! So I decided to start by venturing into the world of quilting as well. I learned some basics with Amy Gibson's Block of the Month 2012 class on Craftsy. It's a free class and covered all sorts of basics in quilting. The outcome was a purple and bicycle themed sampler quilt that I sold for my fundraising efforts with Team In Training this summer.
I decided to skip some of the blocks that had slightly more advanced skills (I'll get to you later, curves) and just repeat some that I enjoyed, it turned out well!
Seeing some potential for fundraising I adapted some of the bags I learned on a Craftsy mini class, Bag Making Basics, and decided to sell my newly made items at a local county fair.
The fair was not much of a success, living in rural Missouri the fair was pretty small and didn't have a crowd looking for homemade goods. However, Failure is alway an option (Mythbsuters, anyone?), so I decided to open a shop on Etsy, BagsByKiloTango, and sold about half my items in a few weeks. Thanks Mom for being a great marketing agent!
Now I'm eager to explore the world of sewing apparel, I can't wait to work on our sew-along dress. I'm also about to start on a quilt for a friend's wedding and maybe some more maternity items…. we'll see where my imagination takes me! Thanks for your inspiration and I look forward to our sewing adventures together!