The Sewing Sphere Community
A place for those who love to sew, are interested in learning & growing their skills, or simply want to live vicariously through the sewing & crafting of others. Building is much more satisfying than tearing down, and creative thought is contagious.
There is so much negativity online these days, and we are being trained to look for it – almost exclusively. It is impossible for any one of us to fix all the world’s problems, but we can each do good ordinary things for those we come in contact with on a daily basis. Just as negativity rubs off on those nearby, finding ways to share kindness can cause happiness to spread.
“Whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 ESV
Let’s build a constructive community of friends who help & encourage each other to find the positive in the world. Although we may not agree on all aspects of life, we are eager to focus on the passions we have in common – starting with sewing.
- Not everything here has to be about sewing. Do you have an interesting link to share? A funny meme? An amusing kid/pet story or photo? Do you have a brief book or movie review? Maybe you had a rough day or you’re struggling with something personal and just need some encouragement. This is a place for friends to interact and connect.
- As long as what you post is legal in the US, you can post whatever you like.
- Try to keep this a positive space. That doesn’t mean you have to agree with everyone, but we can all maturely interact and learn from different points of view.
- You are not required to feel exactly as someone else does in order to be civil and respectful.
- Tolerance does not equal agreement. And it is possible to like people you disagree with.
- Keep it clean – don’t post anything pornographic or disturbingly graphic.
- No personal attacks and no name calling. We build bridges to move forward, not to live underneath them. Don’t be a troll.
- No smoking in the bathrooms & stairwells please.
- And last but definitely not least – have fun!
I’ve been sewing for over 30 years and professionally for over 20 years as a costumer in film, television, and theatre. I’ve had a hand in building everything from wedding dresses to mascots to hats & purses (I have a strange resume!). After years of sewing for everyone but myself, I now make a conscious effort to sew a lot of my own clothes because custom clothing is simply more comfortable, and store-bought is boring!
I’ve always said that the online sewing community was like “continuing education” for my own costuming career – being able to tap into an external source of problem-solving creativity has made me a better costumer. Because of that, I’ve always tried to be easily accessible to pass on some of the skills and sewing knowledge I’ve acquired over my career.