How to Sew a Straight Line

I get emails fairly regularly asking where I learned to sew.
Truth? I got put in a sewing class in 9th grade and CRIED to try to get out of it. The teacher had no sympathy and I was stuck.
If I can find the first dress I ever made, I’ll post a picture. It’s hilariously 80′s (i.e. you cinched it with a big old belt).
The rest of it? I’ve just kind of made it up as I go.
My friend Sabra, aka one of the funniest people I know (for sure the funniest person I’ve ever taken a road trip with), has started a new blog called How to Sew a Straight Line. I’ve ordered a book and I’m going to play along.
Maybe I’ll see some of you there.
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  1. I really wish your book would get here already. I'm going to need some help with collars.

  2. I don't know why I have stalled so long on getting into the whole sewing thing… I've done a few smal thigns here and there. It's jsut not as exciting to me as some other creative outlets so I guess I'm not motivated? And yet I see so many handswen thigns that I jsut adore. *sigh*

  3. Lol at my typos (re: our convo);)

  4. What a fun idea. But wow, did you pay that Amazon price for the book? It is pricy!

  5. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    No! I found an older edition on for under $10, shipping included.

  6. CraftCrave says:

    Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [14 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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