Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Sara: If I listed all the places I find inspiration you would probably fall asleep. But generally speaking, I find inspiration from craft sites, craft books, my kids, and thrift shopping.
P: What does your creative process look like/entail?
S: Messy. My sewing table is a wreck. I like to have everything out so I can see what items to mix and mingle into a new project. Often I stock up on thrifted items and start an idea based on that item.
P: Why do you enjoy sewing?
S: For me, sewing offers stress relief and a sense of accomplishment.
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts, art or another reason?
S: I create for several reasons including gift giving, an opportunity to inspire others, and occasionally moolah.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
S: Learning how to sew on a minimalist sewing machine helped me discover my sewing pet peeves. When the time came to upgrade my sewing machine I knew exactly what features to look for that would make sewing more enjoyable for me.
(P.S. Don’t forget to keep a journal of all your ideas for when you have ‘crafters block’.)
P: When and why did you start sewing?
S: My first sewing project was a pillow, which I still have, made in my 7th grade Home Economics class. I still cringe at the sight of the fabric pattern I picked.
P: What triggers youto start a project?
S: Imagining my ideas coming to life propels me into my craft room, robbing me of yet another goodnight sleep.
Evie Carry All Trio
This cute ensemble is will add the perfect amount of color and pop to your Spring wardrobe. The trio includes a case for your sunglasses, a make-up bag and a purse. Make just one, or make all three!
* Materials list shows what is needed to make all three items.Read more