Ellie is a 3 year old Golden Doodle who does everything with me so it only makes sense she’d help me write a blog.
I started sewing with my mom and my grandmother when I was about 10, which is over 50 years ago. From the two of them I learned a lot about both what to do and what not to do. I’ve taken some professional pattern drafting classes, I’ve taught for Stretch and Sew, and at a local fabric store. I’ve done bridal sewing and taught high school kids how to make the costumes for their spring extravaganzas. I belong to the American Sewing Guild, and I take part in a lot of sewing and machine embroidery classes. In my non-sewing life I’ve been a classroom science teacher, and I’ve also been a curriculum designer for an international online school.
All of that or none of that might make me qualified to charge big bucks for sewing lessons, but this is free! So if I can help you make your projects look just a little bit better that would be great for both us since I miss teaching online. But if nothing I post helps you in any way, at least you didn’t fork over $40 to Craftsy. 😉 They have some good classes, BTW, but do read the reviews before you buy. Make sure the class at least says it’s going to teach you something you want and are ready to learn.