Who taught you to sew?
Why did you start sewing?
Mom made most of my clothes and my brother’s pants – we were hard to fit back then (‘60s). When I turned 9 or 10, I started making these stuffed mice out of left over fabric and selling them at school for 50 cents each. Then I tried my hand at dresses and elastic pants. I’ve given up clothes sewing – that leaves me more time for other projects!
What inspires you?
Sometimes a pattern will inspire me to find the right fabric to make it out of. Other people’s projects are very inspirational so I love seeing other creations on the internet. My husband has been a good source of inspiration – he will find a fabric he likes and talk me into making a shirt for him out of it. Holidays and celebrations are another “reason” to create something special for those I love!
What do you love most about sewing?
When I’m FINISHED!
What are your favorite things to make?
BAGS, BAGS, BAGS – it’s an addiction! I also like making teddy bears and cloth dolls.
I don’t have any!
What is your favorite project you have created?
I just finished a suitcase sized bag from a Simplicity charity pattern with lots of zippers & pockets. I used a cotton print and machine quilted it first, then put the bag together. I even added purse feet:
What are you currently working on?
Finishing up a few projects for a November craft show.
Thank you, Joyce! I so hope everyone who stops by will leave Joyce a comment!