While I’ve been pretty sparse around the blog lately, if you’ve followed along at all you know I have a second little venture I’m working on called The Crooked Stitch. While my ultimate goal is to open a brick and mortar sewing lounge of sorts, I’ve started small by offering classes through our amazing Parks and Rec department.
This last week I did a stand alone adult sewing class where we made totebags.
It was a great group of women and it really makes me realize why quilting bees etc used to be so popular. There is really nothing like getting a group of women together and working on a craft. The laughter, conversation and more is so fulfilling and good for the heart.
I let the women pick out their own dimensions for their bags and also the lengths of their handles. Every bag was totally different and each of them did such an amazing job. I had a blast.
For the last almost six weeks I’ve also been teaching a series of sewing to a group of younger girls. They range in age from 6 to 12 and it’s been such fun to see them grow in their skills and confidence.
Over the last six weeks, we’ve made little bags, some hoop art, a stuffed bear, some Easter themed projects and more.
This past week I introduced the sewing machines and for our final class we will stitch up a little pillow. I’ve learned so much from these girls and it has been a blast to stretch out my teaching muscles again. I’m super excited for my next round of classes this Fall and for where my journey with The Crooked Stitch will lead.