|We made this Music Video Just
Because It Was Fun To Do!
Ironically, as a very young
child I was so allergic to new fabric that I could not even be in the store
when my mom shopped for her fabrics to do her sewing. I had to stay
outside at the playground. I didn't mind, she always brought me out a
pretzel from the store and the playground was better than my swing set
in the backyard. Once mom washed the fabrics it was okay for me to
touch them, and I was given all the scraps to make my doll some new
clothes! (My friends had me make their dolls clothes too.) By age
eleven I outgrew the allergies to the fabric dye and moved
up to more important sewing projects like
making pillows, curtains, and blankets for my bedroom, and the "girls' side" of our tree
fort outside. I also made costumes for the "plays" we held for our family members
who would so graciously sit through them. By high school I was
creating dolls, quilts, and clothing and selling them in local craft
shops and boutiques. Not
realizing how lucky I was at the time, I studied for 4 years of fashion
design and sewing in my high school preparing me for college.
| Shortly after
that I began making crafts, children's clothes, costumes, and quilts,
and selling them throughout the U.S. and Europe. Soon I was married
and had four children that I could sew for. I LOVED making
clothes and costumes for my little ones!
In 2001 I mentioned to my mom perhaps I wanted to stop selling my
creations and start teaching sewing. Laughing at myself for the silly
thought that anyone would want to learn to sew, after all, none of my
friends knew how to sew, and pretty much everyone I knew didn't know
how. I told my mom, I would be
sitting around all summer but I was willing to take the risk and open a
sewing studio in the corner of our family den. Thus began
the start of both a new sewing studio in Chadds Ford, PA, and an
informational sewing website for the world to see and learn about
sewing! All three of
my daughters took up sewing and enjoy it too. They are highly involved
in the making of this website, our sewing studio, and encourage and
support me in all my "sewing adventures."
|Today, Love to Sew
continues to grow. If you are new, than welcome, and we hope you will grow
with us. If you are a dedicated student sewing with us over the years,
we thank you for
your continued support.
Judi Montgomery Harris
p.s. Skimming through my diary from 1971
(I was 10) and on the Christmas day page it says that I received
fabric, a sewing kit, and 5 other craft kits.
|See Our Etsy Shop: Because we can't keep
everything we make!