Hand Stitch Espadrilles
Espadrilles are the perfect project for engaging with your creativity when you don’t want to switch on a wall plug. No hot machines involved; all hand sewing, and the type of stitching that helps you channel your inner beach bum! Kits to be found here.
Again, no heat, just a cool pair of metal shears. Now is the time to prep a future make and then put it to one side, ready for when a breeze descends.
Plan Your Next Make
If ever there was a time for aspirational sewing and the instant hit of online shopping – it’s now. You might want to invest in breathable fabrics, such as viscose. My most recent three viscose purchases went into the sewing machine this weekend. Far left, from The Man Outside Sainsburys, then from The Fabric Godmother middle here and far right here. Yum!
Get Out There
There’s no shame in putting the dust cover over your sewing machine and enjoying the sunshine. Goodness knows, we barely get enough of it in the UK. I’m a firm believer that the best creativity happens when you’re not actively creating.
Let’s use all this natural light to capture makes or plan photos for future blog posts. My one big tip would be to avoid direct sunlight. This recent blog photo was taken before work, carefully positioned in the shade, taking advantage of long daylight hours.
So we can be productive, as long as there is ice and chilled wine to hand. Any tips of your own? For chilling wine, as well as sewing…