the bibelot blog

I recently contributed to the brand new Bibelot Magazine blog, which is the latest project by published author and maker Chloe Owens.
As the themes included ‘making’ I had the perfect piece to put together which had been marinating in the back of my mind for a while.

One of my homegirls recently acquired her first sewing machine and urged me to come over and show her how to get started. I came over, armed with some basic supplies and lots of ideas- but ended up advising my comrade to back away from the perfectly formed purse project she was coveting and instead to simply ‘get to know’ her machine first. I was convinced that this approach would glean better results and give confidence to spur her on to the next project. More so than ending up with an ugly mess, oozing discouragement and self-flagellation! This made me want to write about how to really get started with sewing. Before attempting the first project.

I had a lot of fun shooting this piece too; using sewing materials which I had discussed in my article, then adding some playful found objects from my studio in to the mix. If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw a few of the outtakes (predominantly my legs in different coloured tights. Apparently that’s how I like to get started with a project!)

Thank you to everyone who has already checked it out, I really appreciate all the positive feedback. If you haven’t seen it yet head on over for a read
here and let me know what you think. There’s all sorts of fantastic articles on there too, its well worth a look. My current faves are
15 Constructive Way To Relieve Tension and Bibelot Jukebox

What have YOU been working on lately? Use the hashtag #SarikaForBibelot to share your sewing triumphs- and fails. I’d love to see! Follow Bibelot Magazine on Instagram too if you like gorgeous vintage patterns and fun activities. Of course you do!

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