Confessions of a Quilt – aholic : Strangest Thing You’ve Been Asked To Sew


Now, everyone who knows me knows I am a quilter. I’m not a garment sewer, and I’m not very familiar with craft project sewing, but I still get asked to sew some weird things! I know all sewists do! (Side note: What are we calling ourselves these days… ‘sewers’ or ‘sewists’?) A lot of people have all of a sudden lit up when I told them I sew, and then immediately ask for strange things to be made! What about you guys and gals? What have you all been asked to sew?

Here is a list of Top 10 Things I have been asked to sew!

1.  Leather bra

2.  All sorts of lingerie for men and women

3.  Some of the weirdest shaped throw pillows I’ve ever heard of

4.  A set of wine cozies

5.  A set of beer cozies

6.  Some disturbed stuffed animals

7.  Some quilts for someone to cut up for a modern art show

8.  Hot air balloon

9.  Kid’s jump house

10.  A form fitted sleeping bag



  1. eunice says:

    Oh, yes!…white faux fur pants, see thru mesh pants with sequins in the bikini area, adult-size feather angel wings, and an NFL logo dog cape (not sure if the dog liked it.)

  2. CarreonCrafts says:

    I was once doing some piecework for a purse designer. She had me make a bag out of artificial turf, yes that plastic fake grass. Very scratchy stuff to work with. That gig did not last long. The next one was sewing costumes for plays. I made a huge multicolor coat for Joseph.

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