Why I love sewing (and you should too!)

Like any other story, this one starts at the very beginning. Around four years ago, I attended a sewing class in London, where I have lived for more than five years now… and BLAH, BLAH, BLAH… Let’s cut the c*** guys! I just totally and completely fall in love with sewing after making (ME! a total craft looser) a tote bag more than four years ago. At that moment I thought “heck, yes! I love this!”. The feeling was just so amazing that from that moment on I have not been able to stop and sewing has become part of my life, helping me to start my own business.

After that near-heaven experience (ok, maybe I am going too far here, haha) I opened an online shop on Etsy, selling a few bolts of fabric. Also I kept practicing, I attended several surface pattern and printmaking for textile courses and learned pattern cutting (read more about this here). And now, finally, I have decided to launch a proper website (thanks to my very own Minion. Hi Alan!) and a blog, right where you are now (don’t leave me yet! Now is when the good stuff comes).

Every week I will write here about sewing (of course!). I will show you my last sewing projects, will share some tips I have learned since I started, and also I will post video tutorials and will talk about my favourite pattern designers, mags and books that you may find useful; and hopefully you will learn something you can take with you to your own sewing spaces. BUT! This is not all guys, I will also invite crocheting and knitting bloggers and teachers to share their needles with you so you won’t get bored reading only about me every single week.

Apart from this, I have a special section called Crafters, where I will interview and write about independent makers and artists from very different fields that I specially like (you can already read a couple of them here and here that I published on my old blog). The crafting community is so amazing we need to support each other!

Now I am sure you will be thinking, uggh this girl, all is me, me, me! BUT, no! This blog, this website, this project is about all of you – us – guys. We are in this together! I want to hear from you whether in social media or writing comments on the blog, by email or phone, and also on meet-ups, craft fairs or over a cup of tea (and cake, of course) if you are in London or around. This is a real, humble blog about someone who loves sewing so much that just want you to get hooked as well.

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Thank you for the read and happy sewing and knitting!

Ana

Sewing tools

Picture credit: Mafalda Silva

 

7 replies on “Why I love sewing (and you should too!)

  • Stacie Madden

    Great post Ana! Inspiring stuff.. We do have to support each other. Our only competition is ourselves Love it! Keep up the good work
    Stacie
    @brightonsewingbee
    @sewmancefesrival

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    • CocoWawaCrafts

      Thanks Stacie! We do need to support each other. And the sewing and crafting communities are so inspiring… Hope we will finally meet at the Sewmance Festival!
      xx
      Ana

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  • Arancha

    Hi Ana!

    I´ve just read your post and I LOOOOVE IT! I have to say that your story looks familiar to me haha. I wish you the best with your new web, your business and your blog!! I think 2016 is going to be a great year for all of US!! Hope to read more posts soon!

    Kisses from Madrid!
    Aran.

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