I love it when my friends want to get into sewing! My buddy Lacey who I’ve been friends with for about 7 years now just took up sewing. We actually worked on a quilt together several years ago when her parents went on a mission. I told her back then I’d make a quilter out of her someday.
She recently bought a new (used) Bernina a couple weeks after I got my dream machine and I think she’s been bitten by the sewing bug now. She didn’t have any fabrics or supplies so she offered to raid my fabric stash and scrap pile for a plate 0′treats, so how could I refuse?
In fact I love to give her family most of my scraps anyway. Its her mom-in-law that I donate piles of fabric to for Project Linus when she comes in town for a visit.
But back to Lacey. In just a few short weeks, she’s already put together a pillow case, a couple of bean bags and some crayon rolls her girls use to entertain themselves with at church. I told her she’s the epitome of a modern sewist – someone who just jumps in there and gives it a try without fear, looking up the occasional pinterest board or blog tutorial for inspiration.
I did get a little chuckle though when she recently told me she was in love with a “modem” fabric (she actually meant “Moda”). And she doesn’t mind if she needs to learn as she goes. She recently asked me what interfacing was for (I hardly use it myself), and she was grateful to learn what “sew right sides together” meant.
So yes, I will continue to accept her decadent treats in exchange for my fabric scraps. If I can get her really addicted to fabric, I know I’ll have another lifelong sewing buddy!