31 July 2013

I Need to Learn How to Sew! Stat!

I am addicted to fabric. A.ddic.ted. It's not natural. Especially for someone who can't sew. Alright, "can't" might not be the right word, but I'm definitely not skilled. In the two years I've owned a sewing machine I've only made a handful of basic things, including tissue holders and aprons. I'd love to learn how to make more things, but first I have to get the hang of my sewing machine. I'm a learn-by-watching kind of person and I don't have anyone to walk my through my machine. I've picked up a bit reading the manual, but I end up more frustrated than confident.

So, it might be odd that I'm going to a sew-in in November! Blame it on Wendy, most of my latest crafting adventures have been at her urging.

The 1st Annual (ug!) #OHcraft Sew-In is being held Nov. 8-10 at the Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center. (Beautiful!) And, Wendy's my roommate. (Yay!) I'm already counting the calories we're going to ingest and laughing at the fun we're going to have!

But what am I going to make?! I like my sewing machine (I think); it's the one I wanted to get started. But, it's gonna get laughed out of the conference center. I could handle that, if I was an expert on it, if I could justify its size (small) and its simplicity through how well it worked. Unfortunately, I know so little about sewing machines that I don't know if it's me or the machine that sucks.

Maybe sewing is out. You don't have to sew at a sew-in, do you? Maybe I'll just make pretty cards with my pretty fabric. That's more up my alley. Tape runner in place of thread.

Do you sew? How did you get started? Any tips for me?


Wendy said...

You need to break out the elastic and make some hair scrunchies, 90s style! That's what I made when I started sewing!

You're bringing your machine in November and I am going to teach you how to use it. Mark my words sister!

Wrestling Kitties said...

HAHAHA! Awesome!

I think Wendy needs to come up (or we go down) and get a sewing tutorial from her!!

I got a sewing machine for my birthday and haven't even opened it yet. Really want to learn, just haven't decided what to do or where to start. I don't even know how to thread my sewing machine!!

Have fun at your sew in!!!