By Mavis Cox, author of
'Sewing 101 A Step by Step Guide
to Sewing Basics'
Yes, that's right, today I'll be discussing
what you can be doing in your spare time...and of course it
has everything to do with sewing!
Because I'm hoping that sewing becomes your
hobby and passion, then there are things that you can be doing
in your free time that will help maintain and arouse your
interest even more.
Remember, how I suggested in an earlier newsletter to support
and become a member of your nearest sewing guild, if you have
one? You will therefore know that there are meetings
organized, conferences that you can attend, a
periodical magazine to keep you up-to-date, and many other
ways and means of being involved with a
community of people
sharing the very same passion that you do.
Attend Sewing Conferences
More than anything else, these
events are fun to attend! This is a chance to get out and
discover more things
about sewing and having a great time all at once. Just
take a look at the images below from attendees of the American
and Australian annual conferences. You may even wish to book
your place at the next coming event!
As you can see from the images,
these sort of events are
fantastic opportunities to network with other people like
yourself, plus get to hear and meet with experts
in various related fields. You certainly will come to events
like these as a reward for your sewing endeavours.
Read Sewing Magazines
You will pick up
so much news and
information by subscribing to some sewing magazines.
You will also get to find out about any other events that
may be coming up, or find topical question and answer
segments that you should find helpful.
I've given just some
examples below that you may wish to consider, otherwise just go
to your local newsagents or library to find your something that
It goes without saying that the world is at
your disposal now that we have the internet. One of the best
uses is to belong subscribe to a forum board so that you
can tap into a wide number of people potentially asking many
questions that may be of interest to you. Just type in a few
keywords into any search engine and you will be sure
to find what you are looking for in a matter of seconds.
This is a luxury that I
never had for most of my life.
Visit Your Sewing Friends
Wherever you do make friends in your sewing
journey, there is
nothing better than sharing these times visiting each other,
and talking over your respective projects. Even if you need to
travel afar, you may even have made friends in places that you
would otherwise not known a soul. For me,
I can go to any number
of country towns here in the state of New South Wales, and I've
got a friend that I can drop in on. This doesn't happen
overnight, but over an extended period of time I'm sure this
will happen to you as well.
I'm sure that, with a little imagination, the
possibilities are endless on what you can be doing when
you are not actually sewing. The important thing is to
keep active and alert,
and meeting people will help this no end.
For now, this will be my last newsletter
for the time being. Please let me know how you have found
them to date. I will add more newsletters when I can find a few
more topics that I think may be of help to you. Should I also
discover anything newsworthy and current, I'll be sure to let
you know as well.
In the meantime, I hope that my book
and these newsletters have been helpful for you to take the
action needed to get started sewing.
If you haven't yet ordered the book,
you can do so by just
clicking on one of the links to the main web page. I will
be changing the bonuses from time-to-time, and will keep you
informed about and changes or updates to the book as time goes
I'd also like to thank my nephew in London who
has helped me put together this website. Without his help this
would not have been possible.