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I Made a Shirt out of a Pillowcase | Trying a New Hobby

Trying a New Hobby

I’ve always had an interest in sewing but never committed to actually trying it. Until now.  I knew my parents had an old sewing machine they never used so I already had a head start.  I didn’t want to spend money on fabrics and all of that until I knew if it would be something I’d really want to do.  So, I got some old pillow cases and some thread and was ready to go.

The first thing I made was a shirt out of a pillow case.  I had no idea what I was doing and just went by common sense to figure it out.  There were a ton of mistakes I made, but I was proud of the end result.  I had such a great feeling of accomplishment after finishing the shirt.  Here it is (remember it’s my first sewing project ever, so don’t judge too hard):

Obviously, it’s not that great, but I’m proud nonetheless.

After that, I decided to actually try.  That meant getting actual fabric, patterns, and everything else.  I was not prepared.  It was soooo frustrating at times.  And to be honest, it didn’t turn out great.  Despite that, after finishing it, I was proud.  Here it is.  It was supposed to be a dress, but it’s a little short.  Also, I made it a bit too big, but other than that, it’s not too bad.

I think after practicing more and more it will be more fun.  I have decided, though, I am not a pattern person.  The pattern was more annoying than helpful and I definitely had more fun not using one.  That’s all I’ve done with sewing thus far, but I do plan on doing more.

I’ve learned I like experimenting and figuring it out on my own rather than following a guide.  I am glad I tried this and it has inspired me to try more things.  If you take anything from this, you should understand if you want to do something–do it.  I had been wanting to sew for the longest time and nothing was stopping me, but me.  If you haven’t made any resolutions or want to add more, use the new year to try a new hobby.

I hope you got something out of this post.  Keep your eyes out for more sewing posts in the future!


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