My Sewing Journey So Far…

April 11th, 2012 at 6:18 pm . Posted in Sewing Projects, Thoughts on Sewing .

J = Journey

This April A-Z Challenge is a journey in and of itself, but the tagline for my blog also happens to be “a journey in learning to sew.”

I began Sew Alluring because I wanted to document my experience in sewing from the very beginning — challenges, triumphs and all. I’ve had my sewing machine for about four months now, and the journey has been difficult, rewarding and always interesting. Here’s a look at some of my sewing adventures so far…

You can read about my motivation and how it all began, but the first major steps in the process were choosing and unboxing my sewing machine, an amazing Brother CS-6000i that my hubby gave me as a birthday present.


After some very beginner-level practicing, I worked on my first project: a simple pillow for my living room.

Feeling totally inspired by success with the pillow, I quickly moved on to hemming a pair of super long jeans.

My cute apron was a much more involved undertaking, and I summed up all the steps along the way in my E post on the evolution of a sewing project. After all was said and done, it looked like this:

Since I started sewing, I’ve taken many trips to Jo-Ann’s to pick up thread and buttons, and also found some great fabric for future projects. (What can I say? I’m a fabric hoarder, after all.)

Amazingly I was nominated for two blogging awards in March, and I’m so happy and grateful to have readers who find my sewing adventures interesting. You guys are the best, and I hope you continue to follow Sew Alluring and see where this journey takes me!

4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Debbie
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Hey there, since I have joined in the A to Z challenge, I have been enjoying following you on your sewing journey and also on this blogging journey. Hope you enjoy the rest of your sewing and blogging trips.


    • Kelly
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:48 am

      I’m so glad 😀 Thank you, Debbie!


  2. Cheryl J
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    You know, I started to not read this b/c I’m not into sewing. But what an interesting blog. Great idea to blog about learning to sew. I’d love to be able to do that. Would come in useful with pants/jeans for me. I am short and almost never find pants/jeans that aren’t too long.

    BTW, I love the fabric you’ve picked out/used. Very cool.


    • Kelly
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl! I’m glad you enjoyed reading the blog. Sewing really is handy for short people 🙂


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