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my new obsession: sewing

HEY HEY HEY!!!  I’ve been gone way way way too long but I was hit with some inspo and needed to post about my new obsession.

My new hobby has inspired me to write about it and hopefully it will encourage others to jump on the sewing train or just try something new.  This pandemic has us in a groundhog day every day and trying something new can really help with just feeling good, having more energy and being happier.  If you want to start knitting then I think this post will be really helpful.

Closet Core’s learn to sew clothing was amazing!  Heather Lou is a great instructor and the course is set up in such a way that you’re starting to sew pretty much from the get go.

This is an online course that has videos that you can watch whenever you want and rewatch as many times as you want.  It also has a comments section so you can ask any questions and Heather always gets back to you with her feedback.  The course also includes three Close Core Patterns that teach you some of the basics but they are also great patterns that you’ll keep using throughout your sewing journey.

The initial “chapters” are about getting started and getting acquainted with your sewing machine and sewing tools.  The course also teaches you to interpret sewing patterns and teaches you the basic sewing skills including various seam finishes, adding a zipper, buttonholes, hemming, sewing darts and lots of other techniques.

The Closet Core pdf patterns included in the course are worth 48$ alone so the course is an incredible value.  This post isn’t sponsored and I’m not affiliated with Closet Core Patterns but I just wanted to let anyone starting out know how helpful the course was and that I continue to use it as a resource now.  The course also has some great downloadable resources that are really helpful to a beginner sewist.

I dove in head first and I’ve sewn quite a few things since November.  I’ve only used indie patterns which are known for having very clear instructions which has made my sewing super gratifying because my projects come together nicely (no tears shed yet) and have turned out amazingly well for a newbie.  

Here’s a rundown of what I’ve sewn so far and some pics to go along with it. 
Pietra pants by Closet Core Patterns

Cielo top by Closet Core Patterns

Cielo Top – My first make!!!

Irma dress by IAM patterns

My Irma Dress – One of my favourite makes!

Rya coat by Fibremood

My Rya Coat – I always wanted a buffalo plaid jacket

Suki Robe by Helen’s Closet

Suki Robe – I made three different ones as Christmas presents

Hudson joggers by True Bias

Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Core Patterns

My Carolyn Pajamas – the cutest PJs ever!!!

Marlo Sweater by True Bias

This is my Marlo sweater and I’m wearing it non-stop!

I’d love to hear if you’ve started anything new or learnt a new skill.  Also let me know if you’d like reviews of the patterns I’ve made so far and if this would be helpful.  I also post my makes on Instagram so stop by to check out everything I’m making.