Sewing was something I used to do before discovering scrapbooking. Then scrapbooking came into my life (thanks Lorna!) and my sewing machine got shelved. Scrapbooking and sewing are similar...there are some general rules to follow (but not too many), patterns (sketches) that address basic design, a basic set of tools (scissors, glue/thread) that don't vary much from project to project. On top of that you can add as much creativity and individuality as you like! And there's something satisfying about a craft project that serves a function beyond decoration.
Lately I've been feeling nostalgic about sewing.
This project appeals to my appreciation for simplicity, functional creativity AND my frugal tendencies.
Complete instructions and similar projects can be found on the Secrets of a Super Mommy blog.
Next on my list is sewing some pajamas for myself. I'm really picky about style and fabric for my sleepwear. I wish I could live in flannel jammies year round! And it's nearly impossible to find that traditional pajama style in summer-weight cotton. It's true when they say "necessity is the mother of invention"...if I can't buy them, I will make them! The frugal me was very happy to find this pattern in a thrift store for 25 cents.