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Hello!

For as long as I can remember I have loved to sew.

My first memory of sewing was when I was about 11 years old. At that time I lived in Ireland and attended a school run by nuns. There learning to sew was considered just as important as learning the ABCs and 123s. I quite vividly remember sitting in the school room with needle in hand learning to hand sew an apron. I remember trying so hard to make all my stitches the same length and distance apart.

The other more intriguing part of that memory involves the fabric. It was purple paisley and I vividly remember the design and feel of the fabric . It was bought in a shop in Dublin where I walked in a trance around the bolts of fabric on display...so many designs, colors, textures. My senses still recall the sounds and the smell of the…

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  • Joined April 26, 2008

Favorite materials

felt, designer cottons

Shop

stitcholicious
Sewing Modern Christmas Stockings For You

About

Hello!

For as long as I can remember I have loved to sew.

My first memory of sewing was when I was about 11 years old. At that time I lived in Ireland and attended a school run by nuns. There learning to sew was considered just as important as learning the ABCs and 123s. I quite vividly remember sitting in the school room with needle in hand learning to hand sew an apron. I remember trying so hard to make all my stitches the same length and distance apart.

The other more intriguing part of that memory involves the fabric. It was purple paisley and I vividly remember the design and feel of the fabric . It was bought in a shop in Dublin where I walked in a trance around the bolts of fabric on display...so many designs, colors, textures. My senses still recall the sounds and the smell of the shop.

The creation of that apron must have had a big effect on me subconsciously because today, many years later, I still feel the same thrill as I did then when I enter a fabric shop. Perhaps that memory also explains why today I am a woman who much prefers a closet jammed full of fabric than one full of shoes! I ask you am I normal? Is there anyone else out there like me?

Jacqueline
Stitcholicious...barefoot in the fabric shop

Be sure to check out my other shops:

http://tictacandtoe.etsy.com and http://buzzandpoppy.etsy.com
...for softie and clothing sewing patterns

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