Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My New Hobby

I've been wanting a sewing machine for quite some time now.  Ever since I saw the adorable dresses that my cousin Erin started to make for her gorgeous girl, actually.  Then I found some mommy friends here that are into making super cute kids clothes too.  I was feeling left out of this very fun hobby.  I was scared to actually buy myself a machine though.  I thought sewing would be super hard and I wouldn't be able to do it.  I had visions of myself getting frustrated, overwhelmed, and abandoning my new machine to collect dust in a closet somewhere.

After reading lots of sewing blogs, and some encouragement from those around me about how simple it is to actually learn to sew, I bit the bullet and bought a machine and some practice fabric.

Within a couple of hours I had threaded and loaded my first bobbin, threaded a needle, traced, cut, and pinned a baby bib pattern, and made this:

It is not perfect, by any means.  My stitches are not evenly spaced along the edge, I couldn't figure out how to finish it off, and I had a little trouble around the corners. 

But I did it.  All by myself.  I'm so excited for what this brings.  I have since added a snap and decided to gift my first official sewing project to my sweet new nephew Alex.  (Whom I'll be meeting for the first time in just 1 more day!!!) 

Got an easy pattern for me to work on?  Email it to me and I'll feature you on my blog after I make it!  (you'll be famous!)  And I mean like really, really, easy.  I'm just a beginner you know.

1 comment:

Marie said...

How cute! You did a great job, sewing is HARD!!


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