While I consider myself to be a pretty adventurous person, I must say that I’m always scared to try a new craft. I get so intimidated – What if I don’t catch on? What if I can’t make anything that looks good? Well, during my time at the SNAP! Conference in Salt Lake City, I conquered a major fear and learned something new – I can sew!
Sewing was a huge aspect of SNAP! Companies like BabyLock and Simplicity were on hand to show off new products and bloggers lined up to take classes in the sewing room. A variety of sewing and quilting classes were taught by top bloggers like Dana from Dana Made It and Amy from Diary of a Quilter.
I attended the Silk Screened Knit Patchwork Scarf class without any expectations. However, when I walked in and saw the sewing machines, I started to sweat. Luckily, I made some new friends in my class (shout out to Jonie from Just Between Friends, Karly from Paisley Roots and Crystal from That’s What She Crafted) and with the help of my amazing instructor, Ashley from Lil Blue Boo, I completed a scarf that I actually want to wear! I even took a picture with her that was Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon & Co. posted on Instagram.
I also had a chance to sew a Tissue Holder at the BabyLock booth. That’s right people, I used a sewing machine twice (after not sewing since Home Economics class in 8th grade). Tori, one of the BabyLock representatives, walked me through the process and made it so easy! Now I have a pretty pink tissue holder to match my handmade pink scarf!
I guess now I can call myself a sewer … or at least a sewing enthusiast. But I do know one thing – I couldn’t have done it without my new friends from SNAP!
BONUS! SNAP! Blogger Sewing Patterns We Love:
- Necktie Wine Tote from A Jennuine Life
- Easy Ragged Baby Blanket from Simple Simon & Co.
- Easy Embellished Shirt or Tank from A Girl and a Glue Gun
- DIY Chevron Pencil Skirt from Sugar Bee Crafts
Don’t forget – We’re giving away a SNAP! Conference Swag Bag!