I've always had a complicated relationship with sewing. It's the one skill that I've always wanted to master, but time and time again it eludes me. Part of the problem (ok, most of the problem) centers around my resistance to instructions and patterns. Every few years or so I decide to try my hand at sewing. I figure I'll take it slow, maybe a purse to start. Then I think, I know how a purse looks, why should I bother with a pattern?
And I invariably end up with a misshapen fabric blob.
Earlier this week I felt the call again. However, instead of a purse, I decided I'd try a stuffed animal.
And, because I never learn, I thought I'd forgo the pattern.
And amazingly, the project turned out pretty well. As you can see I made a small stuffed elephant. The design was pretty rudimentary, but I think it's rather adorable. Definitely preferable to a misshapen blob.