Hi! I'm Claire.
Are you passionate or curious about sewing? I hope so because I am! I Want To Be A Turtle is my area of the internet where I share my sewing adventures, focussing mainly on handmade clothes as I strive for a me made wardrobe. You will find out about the patterns I use, pattern cutting as I develop my skills, fabric and techniques. There are a few tutorials too. I also explore the power sewing has to enhance your life. I hope my thoughts are helpful and inspiring in some way.
Why sewing? A few years ago I had a desire to make a dress so I bought a sewing machine. The dress turned out ok but I didn't really know what I was doing! I went on a beginners dress making course and everything changed. Armed with basic knowledge but more importantly, a new found awareness of the online sewing community, I have not looked back! While I have been on more courses, the majority of my knowledge and inspiration comes from this community. This blog is also an attempt to give something back.
How do turtles fit into this? Well, there's no real link between sewing and turtles but I'm smitten with them! You can read more about where my fascination with turtles came from in my post "Turtles: An Explanation"
I hope you enjoy exploring my little blog. If you have any questions, want to discuss ideas or simply say hello, please get in touch. I love hearing from you!