This "Sew Easy Sunday" is going to be a little different. I want to share with y'all a blog that I turned to when I started sewing again. My mom taught me how sew from an early age because Mattel couldn't make Barbie dresses fast enough for me. One day my mom suggested making dresses, and that turned into outfits (with pants...first pair were a fail) and eventually we started making Earl sized tote bags and skirts. Barbie couldn't have all of the fun. Ha!
My mom gave me a sewing machine a few years so that I could get back into it. I was so nervous! She wanted me to use a sewing machine without her guidance?! I had visions of me breaking the dang thing and it took weeks for me to take it out of the box. Seriously. But I did it and realized something along the way...the internet is a wonderful thing. Books are great, but sometimes you need to know something "right now". That's why I love blogs, someone always has an answer.
Disney, of the blog Ruffles and Stuff, has a great "Sew Basic" series that covers everything from winding your bobbin to making ruffles. I found it to be invaluable. She seriously opened my world because I didn't know you could shirr your own fabric. Yup, I was wearing the dunce cap over that. I just thought that if the fabric wasn't shirred when you bought it, you wouldn't have shirred material. Go poke around on her blog a bit if you have time!