Confession… even though my blog is called Sew Creative… I’m actually terrified of sewing. Well I should be more clear. I’m very happy creating projects on my own and sewing them up, but when it comes to following sewing patterns I freak out. A few months ago I was taking a peek through my Instagram feed (you can follow Sew Creative on Instagram here), when I noticed this adorable Blossom Hat from Simple Things Patterns.
I immediately fell in love with the hat and commented on the Instagram photo to that effect. Before I knew it, Kimberly the owner, sent me an email and asked me if I would like for her to send me a copy of the pattern. I jumped at the opportunity. It’s summer and Bean looks so cute in sun hats, and this sun hat pattern goes all the way from size 0-3 month to size 5! I had grand ideas that this was the project that was going to get me sewing using patterns.
Kimberly sent me the pattern really quickly, I printed it out, read it over… and then I got cold feet. Reading through the pattern I felt intimidated and filled with self doubt. For some reason my brain just doesn’t comprehend patterns. I showed the pattern to a friend and she gave me some notes but those were intimidating too so I decided to forget about it for awhile.
Then we started getting ready for our trip to Calgary and I thought “Bean really does need a cute sun hat for our trip.” On a whim I pulled out the pattern, had Bean pick out two of her favourite fabrics from my stash and I set to work.
1 hour later I had this adorable sun hat in my hands, and I didn’t look at my friend’s cheat sheet even once. I did it all by myself! Yes, the pattern turned out to be simple enough for a novice seamstress like myself to use, if I didn’t let my self doubt get in the way. The hat is absolutely adorable. I love that it is reversible so it’s really like two hats in one. Here is Bean wearing the puppy side out at the Calgary Zoo.
And here she is wearing the fairy side out at Enchanted Forest.
Sewing this hat using a pattern has given me the confidence I need to set a new goal for myself. Over the next year I am going to learn how to sew using patterns. First up is this Little Shift Dress from Favorite Things Patterns (Simple Things Patterns sister company.) I can’t wait to get started on it.
Simple Things Patterns and Favorite Things Patterns is offering for 1 of my lucky readers to win 5 of their bestselling patterns!
The Monkey Business Hand and Finger Puppets Pattern
Enter below to win! Good luck. Contest will be open for 1 week. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Jennifer @ PinkWhen says
I LOVE the hat pattern, and the animal patterns! So crazy cute!
Love the wallets! Great contest!!
The coat pattern makes me want to try making something for myself for once. All the patterns are very cute.
Christina Ladieu says
Love the patterns! Great giveaway!
I would love to give this pattern as a gift to my SIL!
Diana Calliou says
I like the little wallet! And the cute hat!
really cute patterns!
Katie Romagosa says
You did great! Warning, patterns are addictive. You can never have too many!
I think I need to make a hat, too. And an adorable monkey…and all of it! Great patterns!
Jane Millar says
Love that hat! You did really great! So cute!
Helen Moore says
I love the Uptown coat. Thank yo fro a nice give-away!!