I’m SEW excited!!

I know, I know… cheesy play on words, but it’s true! I’m sewing and I love it!

I knew I would love it if I ever got the chance to learn, and I finally have the opportunity to attend the free sewing class offered at the seminary, accompanied by my Brother sewing machine that I got at a yard sale last summer for $20:

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My first project in the sewing class is a purse. It’s pretty much what they start everybody on if you don’t have a clue what you’re doing. I am making a smallish messenger bag with a satin inside and a divided pocket. I love love love the fabric, and it was in the free stash at the seminary! I’m trying to do small pictures because I have a lot of them I want to share, and they’re from my phone so they’re not the greatest quality, but you get the jist of it:

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Pretty much all I’ve got left to do is iron that stiff stuff (can you tell I’m a beginner?) to the outside because I don’t want it to be so floppy and then sew it together. Here is the beautiful wonderful strap I spent several hours on this morning:

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Of course it only took so long because I made things a lot more complicated than they really had to be. It’s not perfect, but I am very proud of it.

I’ll stop for now because this is getting really long, but I’ll be back soon to tell you about my first *completed* project, which I both started and finished in a couple of hours last night waiting for the Kentucky game to start, AND I’ll show you my adorable new sewing kit. Here’s a hint: it’s in the background of that last picture. 🙂

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One response to “I’m SEW excited!!

  1. squeee….i love the enthusiasm of someone new to sewing! being able to create your own stuff is so much fun. your bag looks terrific! welcome to the wonderful world of fabric.

    teri

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