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A friend of mine and I were discussing the concept of a side hobby the other day. You see, we both primarily knit and crochet, but we have other crafts we like to dabble in when time allows.
I like to sew very basic things that only require sewing in straight lines. One day I will progress past straight lines, but for now this allows me to make lots and lots of drawstring bags. I really want to make a quilt, but at this stage in my sewing knowledge, I’m hesitant to invest the money in that much coordinating fabric.
I do some jewelry making as well. My grandmother and step-mother both taught me how to do this. I’ve got a nice stash of beads and charms, and I like to use it to make stitch markers.
This past week, I’ve also renewed my interest in scrapbooking and paper crafts. I’ve been making bookmarks, and I’m working on ideas for frame-able wall art. I’m also looking for any excuse to decoupage.
What about you? What are your side hobbies? What’s your primary hobby?
Hi there, I just got a message from Knitcircus say that I’d own you giveaway, so thank you so much, I’m really grateful!
And In answer to your question, my primary hobby is knitting, but i also do counted cross stitch and some sewing, but my problem with sewing is the same as yours, the financial outlay to start!
Take the plunge and quilt! Quilts don’t have to coordinate, some of the favorite quilts that I’ve been have been scrappy quilts. I took scraps of my girls old dresses, and of fabric that I had, cut them in a hexagon shape and came up with a really fun lap quilt. And quilting is just sewing a straight 1/4″ seam. Once you are ready to ‘quilt’ your quilt, with backing, batting and top, you can quilt straight lines about 1-1/2″ apart. Sometimes the simplest quilts are the most treasured. Can’t wait to hear your about your quilting journey!
Thanks for the encouragement. I know that quilts don’t have to coordinate, but I have just enough OCD in me that it’ll bother me if they don’t. I’ll take the plunge one of these days.