Sewing Superstar

Little Panda Crafts

Sew along with MJ from Little Panda Crafts

United States
student by day, crafter by night

When did you first start sewing and how did you learn?

I started sewing quite a while ago. I was always intrigued by women in the movies who would be shown stitching a quilt or working on embroidery, etc. I asked my mother to teach me, and she showed me lots of stitches.
Nowadays I look up tutorials for a certain stitch, but I'm grateful to my mom for what she taught me!

Can you remember the first thing you made?

I'm not exactly sure! I started off practicing embroidery, then cross-stitch, and then I began working with felt and fabrics.

Do you have any favourite pattern designers or celebrity sewers?

No--I'm inspired by everyone!

What's your sewing room like and how do you organize your stash?

I store my felt in a large drawer in my desk, and my thread spools, skeins, etc. are in a plastic box on my desk. Nothing special, ha ha, but I'm considering decorating my craft workspace more!

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to stitch along to?

I don't really stitch along to a certain thing--most of the time my house is really noisy, so I guess I just stitch along to that! Or sometimes I have my headphones in and I listen to dubstep.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I like paper crafts and working with washi tape. I'm also a bit obsessed with planners and stationary. I like to make things out of clay and also jewelry. Painting and drawing patterns is lots of fun too!
My hobbies, besides crafting, are swimming, writing, reading, and drinking coffee. ;) I love a good book and a cup of joe. :)

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plushies, ornaments, brooches

What's your favorite...

TV Show
Owl City
New York
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter
black + white
Fabric Brand
I don't necessarily have one! :)
Sewing accessory or Tool
needle and thread is simple and the best