Selfish Sewing

Posted by Debbie Rodgers on Oct 8th 2014

When I think of my circle of fabric manipulators, and that includes quilters, garment makers, and any other version of fabric sewing, I don’t know many that are selfish. I think that is part of the creating-with-fabric mentality, to make and share what we’ve created.

So the title of this new book, Just for You—Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers, by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and Sarah Markos, gave me pause. However, they share their creative plan in the introduction.

“Most of us spend our time sewing for our children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors, and hardly ever take the time to sew for ourselves. We want to make it easy for you to take occasional breaks from all of your selfless sewing, and do some selfish sewing instead. We are giving you a challenge (and an excuse) to sew something for yourself every month of the year. The projects in this book are organized into 12 chapters for the 12 months of the year in order to keep you sewing sweet little projects all year long. You’ll find clothing pieces, tote bags, purses, and accessories—all to make you feel spoiled.”

And that is exactly what you will find in this beautiful book, a delightful variety of garments and accessories to make for yourself. And you should make one for yourself first.And then you will want to make some for your daughter, your sister, your niece, your neighbor, and the gift exchange. I know you will!