Susan K.

Assistant Organizer

Location:

Austin, TX

Member since:

June 11, 2011

What is your history with sewing?

My mom taught me some essentials when I was young. She sews a bit, although hemming, repairing and that kind of thing are all that I can recall seeing her do, rather than making anything from "scratch." I went through a time as a kid when I loved to make basic pillows, then I wasn't all that interested for many years, until early 2009, when I felt compelled to pick it up again. I haven't looked back since! I sometimes sew crafts (primarily bags, gifts and such), though my focus is definitely garments. I really enjoy the online sewing community and have learned a lot from it, but I also love getting together with IRL sewing buddies. :)

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

I started with a very basic mechanical Kenmore, which worked great and is still my backup, but in 2011 I upgraded to a Brother PC-420PRW. I also have a Brother 1034D serger.

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

I've developed a trusting relationship with my seam rippers, and if it's more than just an unpick-and-restitch issue, I can usually turn it into a design feature. Some of my favorite details about my projects have resulted from a problem that could have turned it into a wadder! It's rare for me to chuck it, but it does happen on occasion.

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

Probably whatever I finished most recently. :) Most of my pics are either on my blog, Flickr, or Instagram. My user ID is moonthirty everywhere.

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

Everything in my wardrobe.

Introduction

I love being a part of this group, learning from everyone and meeting with friends to share in this awesome craft. While sewing is my favorite creative outlet, I also knit, embroider, bake, crochet, etc. I blog at moonthirty.com.


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