To all the sewists out there,
You are all super talented and inspire me with the beautiful projects you make every day. Thank you! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the Social Media Coordinator here at Art Gallery Fabrics. Along with the rest of the team, I’m the one who gets to show you all the possibilities that can happen with our fabrics. From inspiring you with beautiful pictures on instagram to planning fun giveaways on our social media platforms, it’s always great to interact with all the amazing people in the sewing community!
For a girl who doesn’t sew, seeing the details that go into quilts and all the “Me Made” outfits that sewists post makes it tempting to learn. I had been suppressing my urge to sew for a while but, after working at AGF for a year, I’ve finally decided to give it a try. Recently, Lauv one of our product designers wrote a blog post explaining her sewing journey at AGF and how she will teach me how to sew. You’re probably thinking that one day I just got up from my desk and said “Lauv I want to learn how to sew” and it just happened. In reality, my dive into sewing happened because of Lauv’s curiosity.
Lauv, is one of the most curious people I’ve ever met. She loves asking questions and coming up with interesting ideas for us to do as a company and as colleagues. Since Lauv has been working at AGF for a few years, she’s usually my go to person when I have questions about sewing. We’ve always had a great relationship because I love answering people’s questions, I like BIG ideas, and we share a passion for art.
One day, we were talking about artsy things and mini quilts and she proposed teaching me how to sew by making a mini quilt. I always felt that quilts were pieces of fine art, so I quickly agreed to the proposal. Since I was an Art major in college, the thought of making something from scratch with a new medium seemed really exciting! In the past I did photography, digital collages, and some sculptures; now I’ll have sewing in my list of creative skills. (✿◠‿◠)
I can’t wait to begin learning and sharing my work in progress through the AGF blog. Now the big questions for all of you is…
What’s your best tip/advice for a beginning sewist?
‘Til we meet again!