I upgraded my Kenmore to a Babylock Elizabeth! Now, I can easily put the buttonholes on that unfinished shirt that’s sitting in my closet. I don’t want to deal with that buttonhole contraption on my old machine any longer if it’s not an emergency.
The store I purchased it from gives you a free one-year membership to a sewing club so you can work on planned projects with others who have your machine or similar. This month’s project was a chicken shaped bun warmer and a bowl cover.
I thought the bun warmer was cute, but my only option was to make the bowl cover since I didn’t buy the other pattern in advance.
I got to work with iron on vinyl, which I had no idea that such a thing exists. It’s a very simple project, not very challenging, but the real fun for me was getting to work on my craft with others. It made me want to be a part of a sewing community even more.
I’m pretty much a solo crafter. Only few of my friends craft on limited occasions. I visit and comment on other sewing blogs, forums, etc., but I’m not sure I am keeping up with that enough to say I’m officially a part of the online sewing community. I am just in the early stages of getting together my sewing-related content so I’ve missed out on some meet and greets. Once my club membership runs out I think it’s time to push the boundaries and branch out to a few local meetups /groups to meet more new folks who share the love for sewing.
What do you do to connect to the sewing/craft community?