Reflecting on Passion Project

Reflecting back on my passion project made me realize that sewing is more complicated than I remembered. It could have been for a number of reasons, but mostly I think, distractions. My head is filled with so much information right now as I wrap up my semester and topping it off, I have now two children to take care of. When I first started sewing a few years ago, I only had one and my son was leaving the toddler stage. I had more time on my hands and I could get away with making time to sew. Now, it feels like I almost have schedule time to get anything done. In fact, when I think of it, shower time is my only alone time. That fact really puts it into perspective for me. There has not been much for myself these days in my present motherhood. I need a little passion in something, I need to set aside time for myself. Sewing was good for me and my soul!

Anyways, onto an update about the suck pads. Last week, I used the patterned to cut out the “dear diary” fabric. I found the roller cutter I had was dull. It was not cutting cleanly and left threads. So I stopped for a day and went out to find a roller cutter. Not an easy task on a island with limited craft supplies. With Walmart not having any, I had to make a trip to the only craft store on the island. Normally I avoid it because it is Honolulu and the traffic is INSANE! Next day, I was able to get clean, smooth lines and was pleased. I pinned the outer material (what is seen) with the middle material that serves the purpose to absorb. I was nervous about this part because it felt so final! With my handy seam ripper beside me, I started my first lines. I was able to fiddle with my setting and finally found an decent tension (if you recall my lengthy issues with it).  So I have one suck pad that is sewed, another that is pinned. I plan on adding the ribbon to the bottom in little loops, purpose is mostly for looks! It’s cute! I ordered pilers and snaps from amazon, which is the last step! I would say I am about 75% done with them.

I plan on posting pictures when I’m done. Just tuned if it interests you 🙂

7 thoughts on “Reflecting on Passion Project

  1. I have four kiddos so I can empathize with the very little personal time. In fact you should consider your self lucky that you can have shower time alone!! It sounds like you are doing great and I am excited to see the pictures you post. I will stay tuned!!

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  2. I’ve heard that sewing is a difficult hobby to have. I commend you on the work you’ve done throughout this class. It sounds like you’re doing awesome! Can’t wait to see the pictures!

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  3. I also empathize with very little time alone. Sometimes I will take a shower only to have a moment alone! Even on the rare occasions when I have some uninterrupted alone time, it’s hard to get my brain to focus on anything for very long. Motherhood does strange things to your attention span!

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