I have been wanting to up my sewing game and improve my sewing skills for a while now. I started sewing about 5 and a half years ago, and whilst my sewing has definitely improved, there’s still a way to go. One of the reasons for this is that I can be a bit of a coward. I have all these great ideas but I stay in my comfort zone. I don’t like to get things wrong or have to go back and correct mistakes.
I’ve been thinking about how to get out of my comfort zone and about all the things I want to make so I decided to create my own personal challenge. I want to be able to sew just about anything and use a range of fabrics without breaking into a cold sweat. I want to make wearable clothes that fit well and co-ordinate with each other so I buy less ready to wear. I want to master a range of sewing techniques and become fearless with sewing.(I basically want to be Mimi G lol!)
Introducing #sewmuchbetter a sewing challenge for myself that means I get better at sewing!
The premise is similar to sewmystyle – each month I will have a theme and I will make at least one item for that theme. This means I will spend time learning different skills relevant for that theme and use materials specific for that theme as well. It is focused around things that I want to make or get better at making and thinking about what I need at different times of the year. By the end of the year, I should have quite a good memade wardrobe and have improved my sewing skills and experience.
These are my overall aims of #sewmuchbetter
- Have sewn a wide variety of garments
- Used a wide variety of fabrics
- Built a wider range of sewing skills
- Built a better co-ordinating me-made wardrobe
- Buy less ready to wear
- Feel more confident tackling any sewing project
I have picked out a few items for some of the months that I want to make. as usual, there’s probably lots that I want to make but not enough time to sew everything!
As January is activewear, I want to make leggings, a tshirt and a hoodie/jacket. I’m not entirely sure which patterns I want to make so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!