The first thing I ever sewed (maybe)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Apropos of not much really, I thought I would show off my brown corduroy bear (or maybe it's a cat).

think it's the first thing I ever sewed, by myself. Unfortunately the annals of Twigger history didn't record how old I was ... we think maybe six.

I have a very vague memory of sitting in my parents' bedroom (where the sewing stuff was kept), making it. 

Here's my mum's memory: 'I remember thinking I could have explained about seams usually being on the inside if I'd been consulted prior to construction but managed not to say it at the time as you were so pleased with it...'

And I'm still pleased with it now! Particularly the experimental use of grain, and disregard for the conventions of matching thread colour... plus the backstitching is pretty good, considering.