Welcome to my new blog – Handmade by Lara Liz! Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek in to my handmade life.
I am new to this blogging thing – by day, I am a CPA, but in my spare time I love to sew and knit. I took up knitting in late-2015 after getting married and wanting to find a new hobby! I learned to knit at Fibre Space in Old Town Alexandria, VA – my local yarn shop – and immediately fell in love with knitting. It was so nice to come home after work and not stare at a computer screen.
After knitting for a few months (and watching tons of podcasts!) I noticed that a lot of knitters also sew. I started sewing very casually with the intention of only making project bags for my knitting. I did that for a bit and found online that a new sewing store would be opening up in my area. Stitch Sew Shop opened in May of 2016 and I immediately scheduled a lesson.
The owner, Kalle, encouraged me to learn to sew through a garment pattern and although I thought that there was no way I would ever make my own clothes, I agreed to try it! I started with the Sailor Tee from Fancy Tiger Crafts and I was hooked!
I jumped in head first to this garment sewing world and love every minute of it. I started this blog as a way to keep a record for myself of all my sewing adventures (dear world, please create a Ravelry for sewing!) but I hope to connect with others who love to sew and to share ideas and inspiration.
So, feel free to introduce yourself below and tell me how did you get into sewing?
~ Lara Liz