I can proudly take off another goal of my bucket list! Though this may not be a time consuming or very challenging activity, it sure took me a while to get there simply because I could not get my sewing machine working! But with the help of Ingrid of INGAR I had my first sewing class and finally was able to create something with my sewing machine and understand how it works.. more or less! I'm a work in progress!
The reason I decided to take up sewing is because I wanted to create some small and reasonably "easy" designs, such as a basic curtain to hide our oven in the kitchen and lavender bags to spread a nice scent in my home and to keep moths away from clothing and linens! Who knows, maybe I will become so good at it one day that I will even take up some simple clothing designs!
During my sewing class I got to practice making both a mini-curtain and a lavender bag, so I would know what to do on my own! I am especially proud of my first lavender bag (though really not perfect) because I had so much fun making it but I was confused quite a bit, ha. You really need to think things threw and have lots of insight when sewing, or maybe I'm just a bit slow! I can accept that!
After talking about how I had to make the lavender bag, I had to iron the fabric so there wouldn't be any wrinkles when measuring and cutting the fabric, which was done afterwards. Once you cut the fabric you fold the bits you want to sew and iron over it; this makes the sewing easier! It is really hard to cut straight, so my bag became a bit lopsided.
Not only was cutting straight difficult, but so was sewing! At first I was afraid to put too much pressure on the foot pedal that gives power to the sewing machine, because I lacked the control, but at the end of the ride I felt more comfortable (almost like driving a car, no?). I practiced sewing straight beforehand, but boy.. it's really hard!
Still, all and all, I am so pleased and excited... so I wanted to share this happy moment with all of you. Who has taken up sewing too? Or is planning to do so in the future? What are your experiences or thoughts about sewing?