Hello and welcome to my first blog! I am so excited to be able to write about my sewing adventures ( alongside occasional misadventures) and share some sewing patterns and fabrics along the way.

My name is Cortney Swayne. I have been sewing since December 2017, when my husband surprised me with a sewing machine for Christmas. From the size and shape of the box, I was certain I was getting a large kitchen mixing appliance (which I didn’t really want) so when I found a beautiful Janome inside, I started to cry. Haha! He was gifting me a creative outlet and a rest in the middle of raising our 2 small boys. Mr. S. couldn’t have known what he was starting with that gift.

A few months into my sewing journey, my sons and I were working on the alphabet (we homeschool). When we came to the letter ‘S’ I asked them, “S is for…?” assuming they would say “Swayne”. They triumphantly chimed “SEW!!” and the rest- as they say- is history.

You can find more of my sewing journey on Instagram: @s.is.for.sew


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