I remember the first time i sat behind a sewing machine, it was late 2009 my mother had brought her sewing machine over and i had picked out my first project which was a tisssue cozie. I was really excited yet nervous and maybe slightly scared of the whole sewing situation. Not knowing how to use the machine, not even sure i was going to enjoy it but i was determined to give it a go and i am so glad i did :]
In case you are wondering the tissue cozie didnt end up like what it was supposed to hehe but i was happy with my accomplishment. I decided that i was going not going to give up and to try something else and ended up making my first pillow case cover. I kept sewing other projects and got better at it and gaining confidence along the way.
Then I made myself a handbag organiser and got tons of people asking me if i would sell them which i did and the rest is history.
Because of my decision to conquer my fear of the unknown i have become who i am today. Sewing has opened so many doors, i got interviewed for the local newspapers, met amazingly talented people whom i wouldnt have met otherwise. Today i realised if it wasnt for sewing i never would have done any of the things mentioned above.
Hey, I even started my own channel on YouTube (people to this day still find that a very brave thing to do being escially in the Middl East) but i did it alhamdulilah.
If you are wondering the message i am trying to convey with this post is that…
Life is not easy but thats the things its not meant to be easy. Its meant to be hard, to test us and push us to our limits. We have to try even though we might fail that shouldnt define who we are, we pick ourselves up learn from our mistakes and get back on the road.
I am still determined to re-launching Sew Chic and Unique online again when the time is right it will happen. Read this to find out why i stopped. I am still sewing (not as much as i would like to but its something is better than nothing) i do it because its my passion and it makes me happy.
Final advice: Dont get discouraged if it doesnt happen right away, just keep trying and trying and before you know it you will be living your dream in sha Allah.