In the spirit of #memademay2020, I wanted to share some sewing & knitting projects I have been working on, along with those queued up for the rest of the month. I know I’m a bit late to this as it’s mid-month (side note: I feel like time is flying by so quickly these days). I’ve worked on a few things already, so I’m technically not too behind!
All of these are beginner-friendly, so I hope this list is helpful for those who have picked up sewing as a new hobby during this time. For me, it was a little overwhelming to figure out where to start with what patterns, especially when some of them are so similar. There really is no right or wrong way to go about it, as it’s ultimately about practice – but I hope this project list is useful for anyone looking for entry level sewing projects.
Already completed projects:
- My second Willow Tank by Grainline Studios
- In addition to the 100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No 1, the Willow Tank is a great beginner pattern.
- I made this in a sunny, fried egg quilting cotton from Black Squirrel Berkeley. I altered the pattern slightly to allow more room in the armpit/back area, which was tight in the original pattern for my size.
- More face masks!
- Two simple thread catchers, pattern from Carolyn Friedlander
- A stylish solution to all the loose threads / fabric snippets from sewing. I previously either dumped everything on the floor, or had a messy pile on my table (which always inadvertently would get stuck to the item I was working on).
- My second pair of socks in the Vanilla is the New Black pattern
Projects on deck:
- My third Willow Tank, but in silk
- A muslin Axis Dress by Papercut Patterns
- This will be my first venture into dresses and working with zippers, so I want to practice on a plain natural cotton before using a fun print