Happy National Sewing Machine Day!
To celebrate, I’m going to share with you my first ever sewing project!
For Christmas this past year, my loving husband bought me a sewing machine. I’ve wanted one for some time now as I try to get back to living self sufficiently and local etc. I think sewing one’s own clothes and fabric needs are a way to do this.
So, Jerry buys me this machine and I suddenly am overwhelmed. LOL So much I can do, but I don’t know how. Thankfully, my dear friend, and fellow Wired Yarn geek, Sandy, stepped in and gave me pointers along the way.
So, I set out to sew my first project – A Bath Robe
I’ve always put a nice, fluffy bath robe on all my Christmas
lists, but no one ever bought me one. So, I decided I’d make my own. I bought some nice blue fleece (Sandy said fleece was a good “starter” fabric), cut out the pattern, pinned it, cut out the fabric and then…
it sat there. I felt a little intimidated for the next step. But, Finally I took the plunge and started sewing.
I found it to be much easier than I’d worked it out to be in my head. I’m glad I finally decided to start sewing. It’s so satisfying to have a piece of clothing when you’re done that you have made yourself.
So, to celebrate National Sewing Machine Day today, either dust off the machine sitting in the corner of your craft room, or go get yourself one and begin. There’s tutorials online to help, the local craft stores are always willing to help (and some even have classes) and there’s always people like Sandy who are willing to help guide you and make sure you don’t give up.