Do you have a dedicated sewing space? Have you claimed a spare bedroom or a corner of the dining room? Or even the basement!
My sewing ‘room’ is a quarter of our unfinished basement, with plastic covered pink insulation walls. The ‘walls’ are covered with patterns and inspirational articles and pictures. But I love sewing in my kitchen! The lighting is sooo much better, I can put my machine at one end of the kitchen table and have the whole thing to support my quilt, drapes or a coat and not knock anything onto the floor. The kitchen counter is the perfect height to embroider on. I don’t have to stoop over to change threads!
In my travels I’ve met people who sew in their dining room, their bedrooms, even outside on their deck or patio. A little while ago I met Mora and she told me about her granddaughter. Amber has been sewing for a year and taking lessons. She said its her 2nd favourite thing to do, after skiing!
One day Mora was visiting and was told Amber was in her room sewing. When Mora went into the room, there was Amber laying on the floor, merrily sewing away. Mora’s first reaction was tell her that it wouldn’t work that way! Amber’s response, ‘Yes it does, I have done it before’.
I think its so awesome firstly that Amber loves to sew. But figured out how to use the machine just with the start/stop button and the speed control slider and do it comfortably laying on the floor! Lets encourage this creativity by giving them the tools, showing them how and letting them do it their way.
Way to go Amber! Linda P.