Friday, April 11, 2008

The doubting one by heart

I was so excited about my bracelet sale yesterday, I forgot to mention the TRULY EXCITING thing that happened to me this week.

I finally learned how to use a sewing machine!! My sewing class at the local community college started this week, and true to its Sewing I title, we started at the VERY beginning. As in, here are all the parts of the machine.

We learned how to thread it, and that you have to keep the presser foot down to sew anything, and that you have to "complete the stitch" by turning the wheel towards you, before changing the stitch or removing the piece from the machine. SO COOL.

The woman who teaches the class is all about us finishing projects, so we made a cute little sewing kit bag out of Ziploc baggies and a potholder. We also did a little "bonus project", and made a ring pincushion out of a soda bottlecap, a scrap of fabric and some stuffing.

Next week is a pillowcase, so I've got to buy some nice fabric. I'd post pics of my projects, but the first two aren't that pretty. Just suffice it to say, I am THRILLED that I can work a sewing machine now. Woot!


  1. Sounds exciting. And *so* much better than the pain I put myself through by teaching myself.

  2. @ambika - Yes, it was pretty painless, and really fun. I'm too much of a chicken to teach myself - I was far too worried about breaking the machine.

  3. yay! I'm excited for you. I would love to take a sewing 101 class and learn how to do it 'properly' I can sew straight lines and that is about it. I don't know how to read and follow a pattern. That's been a goal for quite a while now. I'll get to it some day! Looking forward to viewing your projects!

  4. That's awesome that she had you finish a project on your first day! I can't wait to see what all you sew by the end of the class!


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