Tuesday, September 05, 2017

National Sewing Month Featuring Corinne Haig



Corinne shares her earliest sewing memory in honor of National Sewing Month!


I grew up with talented seamstresses in my family. My grandmother, mother and sister all sewed. My grandmother made all of my mother's school clothes and dance recital costumes. Likewise, my mother sewed most of me and my sister’s school clothes and doll clothes.

While growing up, my sister loved to sew clothes for her Barbie. I was the artist of the family, so instead of sewing fabrics outfits for my Barbie, I designed paper clothes.  I would paint and color designs onto paper, carefully cutting them to fit, and using clear tape to hold together. I made my Barbie a beautiful paper wardrobe of dresses, skirts, tops and swimsuits featuring my bright patterns and floral designs. I guess this was the beginning of what I do now, creating art on fabric for others to sew. I love what I do and it is a thrill to see how others bring my fabric to life!




Make sure to sign up for a chance to win fabric from Corinne along with our Coats Quilt+ thread! You will also be entered for a chance to win our Grand Prize giveaway featuring SEW many goodies including a Janome AMH-100 Machine! ENTER TO WIN HERE!


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3 comments:

Lea Blakney said...

I loved reading your story! I can see that little girl in my mind's eye just creating to her little heart's content. Your new collection is lovely and so reflective of that early passion. Congratulations!

Kjbryan said...

I was your sister,sewing clothes for Midge, probably no one remembers Midge. Sewing was always my first love UNTIL I discovered quilting.
Your fabrics inspire me to quilt.

Kjbryan said...

I was your sister,sewing clothes for Midge, probably no one remembers Midge. Sewing was always my first love UNTIL I discovered quilting.
Your fabrics inspire me to quilt.