I’ve always enjoyed sewing. My mom showed me how to use the sewing machine when I was small and I took it right away. In those day I make clothes for my Barbies. In high school I made a lot of clothes, then transitioned to pillows, curtains, and other household items when we bought our first house. Now I’m back to sewing a lot of clothing.
This winter I’ve been sewing like made, making gifts for everyone on my list. I made the sweatshirt above for Abby (the 11 year old neighbor) and the sweatshirt with detail shown below for Tanner, her twin brother. (above is the Altitude Pullover from Peek-a-boo Patterns shirt below is the Raglan Hoodie from Brindille & Twig)
I made a set of zippered bags for my sister, in fabric that matched the huge Fika Tote I made for her last year. The Double Zip Pouch from LBG Studios was a super fun make, I certainly enjoy making bags and adding details like leather pulls and rivets. The wide open zipper pouch is a free pattern from Noodlehead.
I also made joggers for myself, for Mr Chiots, and for my two oldest nieces. Then a quilt for my dad, my nephew, and my brother.
I also made a few things for friends to gift to their friends, like this lovely tool roll for pottery carving tools. I used a lovely Rifle Paper Company fabric and charcoal linen. Once again, eyelets and a leather strap to finish it off with a bit of detail!
I’m still sewing like made and need to get better about taking photos with my big camera instead of my phone. Mr Chiots got a great pullover for his birthday and a plaid button down shirt for Christmas. I haven’t been neglecting myself either. I made a fantastic pullover for myself recently and a new batch of tank tops. Right now I’m copying my favorite summer skirt so I can make one in every color. After that I’ll be tackling making JEANS! Maybe I’ll start a sewing section on the blog to chronicle all the things I’m making.
What hobbies have you been honing this winter? Have you picked up any new ones?