I was sewing along on my new curtain panels for the project studio yesterday, and I had a thought.
Why don’t I get on Facebook Live and show everyone how easy this is?
Things were zipping along quickly with hand-stitching my pleats and buttons. I wanted to share the process with you. Right then. Like a kid at Christmas time, I couldn’t wait!
Watch video HERE.
See how easy that was? Now you understand why I decided to develop courses for sewing home decor items. Not that I want to get in front of cameras (and bumble my words in front of everyone). It’s because I want you to know you really can do it. You can sew!
And, it doesn’t have to consume your entire day. Simply stepping into the sewing realm for thirty minutes each day adds up.
New creations…finished projects…new window treatments…and so much more!
You’ll soon see what I mean about finished projects. As I stitched curtain panels together, I filmed with video cameras, stopping along the way for some major detours. The detours were for a purpose – to show lots of techniques inside my new curtain panel course.
The traditional way for making pleats is to stitch the “fingers” together, and then add a button as a separate step. That means two steps per pleat.
My goal is always to find a more efficient way of doing things. So, while sewing the buttons on these pleats, I discovered the simplicity of doing the button stitching and pleat stitching all in one step.
Some things are just so quick and easy that I want everyone to see.
My purpose is to help people cross a barrier of some kind. I can’t tell you how many times someone has said,
I wish I could sew….
There’s usually an excuse along with the statement:
My mother didn’t teach me.
My mother couldn’t teach me.
I just don’t have the time to learn.
I lack the talent.
I have young kids. Who has time for sewing?
On and on it goes….
The barriers are in our minds! If we let them control us, we’ll never learn anything new. We’ll never conquer our if only’s.
Your if only’s will control you if you let them.
Why let if only win?
No one sat me down and taught me how to sew home decorating items. I bought books, read them, and followed those instructions until sewing felt natural.
New ideas and processes came to me gradually over time. I’m not saying it came easily because it didn’t. I had young children at home. Figuring out how to fit sewing into my schedule took work. Fitting new methods and ideas into my sewing, I eventually learned to manage it all. It was gradual, but I’m proof. It’s completely doable!
Ahem…stepping off my soap box now. Have you ever said you wish you could sew? What was your reason for not doing it?