May 17, 2011 in Crafts - 5 Comments
I sewed. 
Not just a straight line, an actual pattern.
Some older ladies at church offered to teach a sewing class. They shared their years of sewing experience with us younger gals, all of whom were uninterested in learning how to sew from our moms when we were teenagers. None of us realized until we were older that sewing would be a great skill to have. 
I had the privilege of learning on my mom’s sewing machine from the 70’s. She gave it to me when she upgraded a few years back, but it has basically just been collecting dust ever since. I was happy to finally put it to use.
We met every other Saturday morning for six weeks to learn the ins and outs of sewing. The teachers picked out a children’s pajama pattern for us to follow since most of the students had young children at home.
I felt pretty proud that although there were experts around, I actually sewed something half decent with my own hands. After working on Blake’s set of pajamas in class each week, I went home and followed the same steps to make another set for Nash.
Nash’s top ended up a tad big because I had a hard time modifying a size 3 pattern. He still drowns in most of his clothes though, so I’m not losing sleep over it.
I had a really hard time finding cute boy fabric, hence the basic blue and white stripes. I actually ended up liking the simplicity of the final product though. And the boys who filled the pajamas, of course.
I doubt that I’ll start making all of our children’s clothing with my new found skills, but the wheels in my head are starting to turn with sewing project ideas. And since the men in our family are not blessed with great height, we will certainly be saving on hemming pants in the future.


  • Amber May 18, 2011 at 1:59 am

    So cute!! Good job! Some of my kid's most favorite pj's are home made (but by my mom). I don't really enjoy sewing clothes from a pattern, it still seems difficult to make something I'm super happy with, even though I feel like I sew a lot. I love to sew though, and it's fun to see you enjoying it too! You are so good at everything you do, so I hope to see more of your creations ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie May 18, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Go you! It has buttons and a pocket, both of which intimidate the heck out of me! I'm impressed! I'm also looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

  • Steph H May 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    They look so good actually on the boys!!! I'm so impressed that you finished not only your first pair, but an entire second pair too! I actually still haven't started on my second pair yet. Seeing how cute your boys look in the real pattern kind of makes me wish I had bought flannel too ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. I was going to call to see if you wanted to go for a walk this morning…. until I looked outside. Bummer.

  • Julie May 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    You have skills–I'm impressed! They turned out great and I'm glad the machine held out. The boys looked adorable and of course I love the matchy-matchy. Can't wait to see them (the boys) IRL!

  • Miller Family May 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    What adorable boys you have!! I love having boys – it is so much fun. Though I do think the world caters to girls when it comes to shopping. The selection of fabrics, blankets, clothes and shoes, everything is for girls. Love the pjs. Great job.

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