Before I started the fashion design program at The Art Institute, I had a little sewing experience. I had taken a class at my local community college that helped me learn how to sew tote bags, pajama bottoms, and curtains, but I was going to need more skills if I was going to be a real fashion designer.
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This is a list of the items that I consistently use when sewing. They are the foundations of a sewing tool kit. In most cases, they will last a lifetime and are well worth the investment. Although, most are inexpensive. I have included pictures of some of my actual tools.
I thought I would start the new blog off with a post about what sewing means to me and why I sew.
For me sewing is like any other art form, it is the act of creating something that brings me back to my machine over and over. There are endless possibilities with sewing. The ability to sew allows you to make just about anything that you can dream. To me there is nothing more inspiring than the changing of shapes of fabric, as they are cut and sewn together. Creating patterns that are flat and lifeless and watching them take life and movement when sewn keeps me going and wanting to create more.
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