About Faith

Hi you guys! My name is Faith. I am a believer, and a wife and mom who loves to sew. I spend most of my time with my kids, husband, and my sewing machine. I learned to sew at a young age, and picked it back up in 2012. Sewing heals me and keeps me sane in this crazy world. 

SEW STORY

I have been sewing seriously since 2012, I say seriously because I learned how to sew when I was about nine years old, but like most children I did not have focus, and I did not stick to it. I got back into sewing in 2012, and this time around, my love for sewing has grown, and so has my skills.

WHY I BLOG

I wanted to start my blog because I want to inspire more people to sew again. I love sewing, it is my passion. The ability to look in my closet and be able to say, “I made that,” is so empowering. I am so glad that you will join me on my journey. If you would like to see more of my sewing projects that don’t make it onto my blog, please follow me on Instagram.

MY MISSION

My mission is to show the world that sewing is more than just needle and thread. It is art, it is an escape for many who struggle with mental illness. It is a form of self expression.  It is a passion that can not be explained, only shown. I hope to inspire more people to discover sewing and fall in love with it as much as I have.

Welcome to my blog. I am looking forward to sharing my sewing journey and inspiring you along the way.

4 responses to “About Faith”

  1. Oh Faith – I can relate to your story as I learned young and love to sew too. We have a common vision too. My goal is to bring together enthusiasts, experts, and designers for the love of sewing. My story in includes my discovery that two of my passions, sewing and turning everyday moments into cool events, led me to create what I do today. I love your projects! You have done an amazing job of jumping back in and excelling at what you do. I’m following along to see what you do next.

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  2. You created a pincushion pouch found at the babylock.com projects that I am interested in making. My friends are seamstress and would love it. Unfortunately, I do not understand the directions. I am assuming 1/4″ seams.
    Step #3: I understand the two circular fabrics wrong sides together. I understand the rectangular fabrics sewn together. But use a tube turning tool to turn the fabric right side out. I am assuming the rectangular piece only is to be turned.
    Step: 4: Take third piece of fabric and mark on the left and right side (the distance between the two marks is for the zipper location. ) I think I understand that.
    Step #5: Place the third fabric piece on top of the already stitched pieces. Create a basting stitch from one mark to the next. I am assuming to baste 1/2 half of the circle from mark to mark. Is the “stuffing opening” on the opposite side of the basting stitch? Do I leave the other half of the circle open or sew it with a smaller stitch length? May I assume the right side of the zipper goes to the right side of the fabric?
    Step 6: I understand the clipping of the zipper and open the zipper all the way. Pin the zipper in place on fabric circle. Attach zipper sides to raw edges BUT: It says to stitch this first side of the zipper in place all around. Stitch in a full circle????. I am assuming you stitch 1/4″ from side of zipper. Do I stitch the other side of the zipper as well?
    If I sew in a full circle, I close the “stuffing opening”.
    I am sorry that I do not understand your instructions. I thought it was a great idea. Please help me out.

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    • Hi Rene!

      I am so glad you are interested in making the pincushion from my tutorial, and I am more than happy to answer your questions. I did add photos for each step so that you are able to follow along easier, Baby Lock added it to the blog as a link I believe. That way you can have a visual of my instructions.
      Here are the answers to your questions below ⬇️
      1) Yes, the seams are 1/4”.
      2) The rectangular piece is the only thing that will need to be turned, as it will be the wrist band for the pincushion.
      3) Yes, the stuffing opening is on the opposite side, as you do not want to stitch that closed until the end after the zipper is added.
      4) Remember in the instructions I said to press the seam open once you baste stitch where the zipper will be? You will place the zipper on that open seam with the zip part of the zipper facing down. The right side of the zipper will be face down on the wrong side of the fabric.
      5) Reading back over my blog on the Baby Lock site, I feel that some parts of my blog write up I submitted is missing, as I did explain these steps thoroughly in my write up. I apologize for the confusion. You will stitch the zipper down on both sides.
      6) By the time you get to where you will sew the full circle, you will have already added the stuffing, so at that point you can close up the stuffing opening.

      Thank you for using my tutorial, and was pleased to answer your questions. I hope that my reply has been helpful to you.

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