Hi, y’uns. It’s still NATIONAL SEWING MONTH! For this post, I wanted to start with something anyone can do that can be done anywhere. Something overly simple and easy.
I love customizing and fancying up hoodies and I’d been hanging on to a couple of vintage patches for just this purpose. The stars finally aligned.
With the hoodie on, I moved the patches around until I was happy with their placement and then pinned them securely, threaded a nice big needle with embroidery floss, and went for it.
It’s no joke when I mention having a lot of jobs and to prove you can truly sew anywhere, I brought my materials along with me to one job and had resolved to finish up in the car before another job. Mm-hmm, I sew in the car.
After 20 minutes of stitching away and listening to the radio with the engine off, my car battery died. Before I called AAA, I dialed the husband, who checked our accounts to advise me how to pay if I needed a new battery and he discovered that someone had gone on an identity-frauded shopping spree at Lowe’s with HUNDREDS of $$ of our money. While we may have paid for a new deck on Mike’s shrink’s house, it’s not an open public offer. JERKS.
Fretting not, I kept sewing. Called AAA, plopped my laptop bag, tore-up perforated vinyl Target purse, and Wisconsin-Dells-outlet-mall-acquired clown Adidas down on the sidewalk next to my Honda and SEWED.
My nerves have never been calmer. Hand-sewing, people. It works. And now I have a sweet one-of-a-kind hooded sweatshirt featuring the cutest of 70s baby tiger patches and a resounding “D” recycled from a vintage high school letter jacket. My maiden name starts with “D” and I think there’s a little Detroit thing going on with the tiger. Regardless, I’m feeling it. And you can, too; here’s a couple searches to get you started:
Keep your eye on this DIY section for more updates on NATIONAL SEWING MONTH, my pledge to sew 30 things (and accelerated follow-through) before September 30th, and yes, my little Betsy Rosses, there WILL be giveaways (Here’s a hint).
AAA is the best money you will ever spend, by the way.