It is the long-lasting durability of denim jeans that makes them perfect to reutilize or remake into just about anything. Deconstruct those jeans into useable flat panels, separating back pockets, belt loops, factory hems and waistbands to be reassembled into useable, worthy and functional items.
Back to school/off to college/Labor Day, and end of summer are upon us so can thoughts of Halloween costumes/cool days of autumn/Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas decorations be far behind? How quickly time can feel in its passing. How to make time to sew?
Beautifully staged online photos of finished sewing room makeovers do evoke inspiration galore when contemplating a sewing room do-over or organizing the chaos of a cramped sewing area. However, what is practical, budget conscious, and ultimately functional when tackling such an organizing chore?
Aging well is an aspiration we all strive for. There are times when a few stitches of kindness and a few fabric scraps lovingly saved for just the right sewing project that sparks inspiration can bring practical function to those challenged by daily living.
Somehow summer time brings a casual less structured lifestyle sentiment to clothes and home textiles. Tie-dying traditional T-shirts and cloth yardage remains an easy and economical way to express that casual individual esthetic.
How is your sewing going? Are your current sewing projects sparked by thoughts of seasonal store promotions for Christmas in July, gift needed for an upcoming New Grad, dorm room ideas for Off to College, or school necessities for K-12 Back to School?