Who am I?
My name is Hali and I am currently a student at Stanford studying Economics and Computer Science with a minor in Classics. I’m enjoying my last year as a Master’s student before getting ready for the real world!
What is Softwearhacks?
Softwearhacks aims to teach complete beginners how to sew. I began sewing in 8th grade for a Latin project, and I noticed there was a lack of collected resources for beginners. Thus, Softwearhacks was born as a Computer Science project the spring of my freshman year.
What can you find on this lovely corner of the Internet?
Tips, tutorials, inspiration, and experimentation – click around for basic guides, advice about materials, a variety of tutorials, and displays of my current sewing projects. You’re likely to find a whole lot of cute things and re-fashion ideas, since those happen to make my heart tick.
Why do I sew and DIY?
I know on the list of practical, job-finding skills, sewing is not up there (in fact, there’s quite a few non-practical skills I enjoy, such as Latin and archery). But when I sew, I can create whatever I want, make mistakes without (too big) regrets, and every stitch helps me learn a little more. And learning is important to me since it keeps my brain from shriveling up 🙂
Want to see more of Softwearhacks?
Picture credits to my friend Ashley, whose drawings can be found here. As pictured, my Totoro hoodie is one of my favorite things I’ve made and the first time I really tried experimenting with my own sewing designs 🙂