Long before our world had Martha Stewart, people were making gifts for loved ones. Hand-and-home made gifts are not only priceless – they tend to be far less pricey to give than something purchased from a store.
That’s because you do the work! But when “doing the work” involves spending time doing something you love, then the gift making becomes a joy and the gift recipient can’t help but feel honoured by your investment of time and talent in creating a one-of-a-kind item especially with them in mind!
Many of today’s sewers know the satisfaction that comes with making something beautiful for someone else. It doesn’t have to be complicated or terribly time-consuming. Modern sewing machines make gift creation easy, with gift options limited only by your imagination! Simple placemats or a tablecloth can make a lovely gift for a hostess. A teen might be thrilled to receive a machine-embroidered t-shirt or an embellished pair of denims.
Quilts – as a present for wedding or baby – make truly timeless gifts, which tend to become treasured heirlooms that can be passed on for generations. Fortunately, handmade quilts no longer have to involve church ladies sitting around an enormous frame whiling away one endless afternoon after another. Machine quilting has risen in popularity for its ease and time saving practicality. With a quilting machine, you can make an entire quilt yourself and it doesn’t have to take years!
For 23 years, Kanata Vacuum and Sewing Centre has been Kanata’s best choice for the purchase and service of vacuum cleaners and sewing machines. They sell a broad range of Brother sewing machines and sergers and offer private instruction, ensuring customers feel comfortable operating their new machines. Their store is located in the Castledean Mall, at 471 Hazeldean Road. You can reach them at 613-831-2326 or 613-831-7397 or on the web at www.kanatavacsew.ca.