Sewing Saga

Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

To celebrate, I’m going to share with you my first ever sewing project!

For Christmas this past year, my loving husband bought me a sewing machine. I’ve wanted one for some time now as I try to get back to living self sufficiently and local etc. I think sewing one’s own clothes and fabric needs are a way to do this.

So, Jerry buys me this machine and I suddenly am overwhelmed. LOL So much I can do, but I don’t know how. Thankfully, my dear friend, and fellow Wired Yarn geek, Sandy, stepped in and gave me pointers along the way.

So, I set out to sew my first project – A Bath Robe

I’ve always put a nice, fluffy bath robe on all my Christmas

lists, but no one ever bought me one. So, I decided I’d make my own. I bought some nice blue fleece (Sandy said fleece was a good “starter” fabric), cut out the pattern, pinned it, cut out the fabric and then…

it sat there. I felt a little intimidated for the next step. But, Finally I took the plunge and started sewing.

I found it to be much easier than I’d worked it out to be in my head. I’m glad I finally decided to start sewing. It’s so satisfying to have a piece of clothing when you’re done that you have made yourself.

So, to celebrate National Sewing Machine Day today, either dust off the machine sitting in the corner of your craft room, or go get yourself one and begin. There’s tutorials online to help, the local craft stores are always willing to help (and some even have classes) and there’s always people like Sandy who are willing to help guide you and make sure you don’t give up.

Oh, and the final result of my first Sewing Saga?
Not too bad, eh?

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National Crafting Month On Wired Yarn

It is March and that means it’s National Crafting Month!

That gets us going here at Wired Yarn! LOL

To celebrate this wonderful month, (an additional Christmas for all us crafters, right?) we will be adding a new line of posts to the blog.

How-Tuesdays

Every Tuesday this month, Wired Yarn will take  time to show you how to do a little something crafty and fun!

Also, Sandy and I are very excited to be hosting our first event this month! On March 15th, you just MUST come to Camelot Cellars Winery in Columbus’ Short North for Yarn Swap.

Whether you knit or crochet, we all have that skein or ball of yarn that we’ve had forever and just can’t
ever seem to find the right project for. It’s time to swap it!

The swap will happen like this:
– You bring that skein/ball of yarn you’ve had laying around forever and just can’t find the right project for to Camelot Cellars on March 15th.
– When you arrive, you place your ball in a bag and write the name of the color on the outside.
– On your way out, you can pick a new (to you) ball of yarn based on the color’s name. (& some new found inspiration for a next project)

The Yarn Swap will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Bring in an already completed knitted or crocheted item to distribute to those in need.

There will be 3 raffle prizes. Bringing in your ball of yarn will get you one raffle ticket. A donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital will get you another. The winners will be announced at 8PM. You must be present to win!

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook.

Invite your friends! Hope to see you there.