Last Sunday evening, after machine sewing a few simple baby bibs, I sat down in my living room to handsew the finishing touches. I don't know about you, but for me there's something so soothing about hand sewing.
|Reversible flannel bibs made for twin girls.|
I sat in the chair opposite the fireplace, with my dogs at my feet and my husband reading a book on the couch nearby. It was such a peaceful end to the day and the weekend.
The rhythm of hand sewing is comforting: pushing the needle up and down through the fabric and making slow but steady progress. Hand sewing is also satisfying to me because it often signals a finish is in sight. I felt a sense of accomplishment when the Velcro was sewn on the bibs and the opening for turning was sewn shut.
The bibs are a present for my friend who gave birth to twin girls recently. Twins! I can't even imagine how hectic her and her husband's lives must be right now. The end of January is truly a special time for my friend, as she celebrates her birthday, her wedding anniversary, and now the birth of her baby girls.
While I had my hand sewing tools out, I also took a few minutes to sew a button on that had fallen off one of my husband's shirts. I considered also spending the time to repair some holes in a well-worn pair of sweatpants of mine, but decided they might just be beyond repair.
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What are your thoughts on hand sewing? Is it a soothing or frustrating practice for you? I can't wait to hear.