I have been able to sew for many years even making my own and my children’s clothes over the years but for the first time today I have managed to make an envelope cushion cover. I was always scared to try.
What things have others learnt to do over lockdown? I am sure that lots of others must have learnt something new.
It’s lovely to hear about people trying new things Larry. You don’t always have to be successful but attempting something is good. I knitted scarves for my two sons and myself for Christmas. I’m not a very good knitter but the ‘boys’ loved them. Actually, * Doodle* you’ve made me think about having a go at painting by numbers again. I loved doing it as a child.
Well done larry5 - I use old sheets and pillowcases to do a trial run when I try something new so I don't waste my material!
I've been able to sew for ages too, although not brilliantly. Twenty years ago I made the blinds and curtains for my house. But for some reason now that I need to make some more I am convinced I can't do it. My kitchen blinds have been waiting for five years...I'm going to have to bite the bullet at some point.
When my DD were young , I made all their clothes , coats, dressing gowns , I made curtains, I covered a three piece suite without a pattern , yet now 73 yrs I have lost all confidence to even make a shift dress for myself , obviously my body shape has changed and it’s harder to get things to fit and not feel home made , also fabric and patterns are so expensive I think is it worth it, Maybe when we are allowed out again I may go to dressmaking classes as I really miss sewing clothes ,