WELCOME – And My First Blog Post!

by Jamie on November 19, 2014

Paper Scissors Pins welcome
Ok – so let me bring you up to date with my story so far…

It has been a long time in the making – a few years in fact – of lurking on the internet, getting more tech savvy, following fantastic sewing bloggers and sewing pattern designers all over the world and dreaming up how I’d like to contribute to the online sewing community.

It’s already been a huge learning process. A few years ago I had no idea what was out there. Indie sewing patterns? Sewing bloggers? Sewing forums? Who and what were they? Pinterest, flicker, instagram, blogging, social media – Aghh!… how did it all work? I’d been cocooned in the mainstream fashion industry and had no idea of this cyber world of home sewists – let alone how to get online and start communicating with them!

What I found when I started looking was an amazing sewing community. They were all talented, motivated and passionate people, mostly women and some men, sharing their projects and knowledge online. It reignited my passion for sewing hand-made – a passion that I had forgotten for some time. I wanted to become part of this sewing community and contribute in my own unique way, but I had no idea how to do it.

I had oodles of design, pattern making and sewing experience behind me, but none of the techie internet stuff to get Paper Scissors Pins off the ground. All my spare time was suddenly dedicated to getting up to speed with the technology needed to make it all happen – from creating websites and logos to learning how to format and publish sewing patterns.

I’m still learning and I believe that it is an ongoing process, but it’s now time to let people know I’m here. Being a natural introvert I have had to work up the courage to publish this first post. Hopefully it will get easier now I’ve made that first step.

I’ve created Paper Scissors Pins to reconnect with my true creative side, break free of the perpetual cycles of fashion, find a voice and express it without fear, find inspiration through fresh new eyes and inspire others to craft their own style. It’s about creating my own thing and saying ‘Hey, look what I’ve made”. Hopefully I can inspire others to do the same in the process.

Sew, Wear, Love


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