My Sewing Space on the Blue Gardenia Blog!

Denise at the Blue Gardenia has been doing a series on Sewing Spaces, and I was thrilled when she asked me to be part of it! Check out my sewing space on the Blue Gardenia Blog here.

I shared photos and answered questions about my space, take a look!

And while you’re there, check out the rest of the Sewing Spaces feature. (Where else can you peek into the homes and studios of your favourite bloggers?)

6 Responses to My Sewing Space on the Blue Gardenia Blog!

  1. K-Line October 3, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    Great sewing space. And, though I’m pretty new to sewing, I just bought a Babylock Imagine. I figure, spend now and have an easy serger experience, rather than loathing the threading every time. Of course, I’m still paying it off!

  2. shellie October 3, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    what a great post! :) and your space is wonderful!

  3. Lilian October 3, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Wow, your sewing space looks really neat and very organized. And that view outside! I’m sure you’ll spend lots of lovely sewing-hours there.

  4. Handmade October 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Very interesting – you use your space very well and you’re incredibly well organised!

  5. Ballerina October 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi Tasia,
    I’ve been a silent follower of your blog for a while. I really like seeing the clothes you make!
    You mentioned in your blue gardenia feature that a good sewing reference book is helpful for beginners. Is there any particular one you’d recommend?

  6. Tasia October 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    @K-Line: That’s why I bought mine.. loathing the threading! Saves me from being lazy and using the same colour on everything :)

    @Ballerina: You know, I’m just getting my sewing library started, funny enough! If you have a good library close by, I’d suggest taking out a few technique-based books. Something basic that covers all kinds of sewing techniques, would be good, like the Readers Digest Guide to Sewing:
    http://www.amazon.com/Readers-Digest-Complete-Guide-Sewing/dp/0895770261
    Anything that’s not project based but talks about the basics of sewing. Flip through and look for basics on seams, stitches, basic fitting, how to prepare your fabric, how to cut out fabric. I wish I had a go-to book for beginners that I could recommend! I like to say read everything, read as much as you can but i know that’s not for everyone. I learned from my mom, then from high school, then from college and fashion school… and am just starting to read more books! It’s kind of backwards, I know.
    Avoid patternmaking, or couture sewing tips – the basics will be most helpful to get you started!
    I bought a vintage book called The Encyclopedia of Sewing, which I really like because it’s like a dictionary of sewing terms and techniques in alphabetical order.
    Gertie on her Blog for Better Sewing has a list of books to build a sewing library, as well as a thread of comments from her readers on their favourites! Here’s the link:
    http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/03/buliding-sewing-library.html
    Check it out for more book suggestions!

    I hope this was helpful!! Good luck :)

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