Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sewing!

So, awhile back I decided I really wanted to learn how to sew. So! I got this Brother CS6000I Sew Advance Sew Affordable 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine and unpacked it on our dining room table and stared at it. And realized that I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing.

But then, I started reading the instruction manual. I figured out how to wind the bobbin and thread the needle. Huge things, ya know. And then I started trying to figure out how to sew straight lines.
And then I went to Hobby Lobby, looked through the pattern book for something in the Easy Sew section. I settled on an apron with contrasting fabric pockets.

Then I unfolded the pattern and realized that I had no idea what they were talking about. So I watched about 80 YouTube tutorials on how to read a freaking pattern, and I asked my friend Jenn about a million questions. I finally figured out how to pin the pattern to the fabric and cut everything out ... but then I still had no idea what to do.

So I video chatted with my mom about three times, holding up portions of the pattern to the webcam so that she could interpret all the sewing lingo.

And ... voila!

Not too shabby for my first project, right? I should add that I cannot even sew a button on ... so this is a pretty big deal. Now ... what should I sew next?!

11 comments:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Nicely done! I have lots of friends that have purchased sewing machines and I've yet to see any completed work from them, ha ha! I'd say you're well on your way to becoming a professional!

Sara said...

if you can cut and sew in a straight line, you CAN make a quilt. TRY IT it's really a lot of fun! check out the quilting posts on my blog and feel free to ask for tips!

brown eyed girl said...

Good job! I have a sewing machine but I've only used it to make simple bags a la boat & tote style. They're fun, and the print you have, me likey a lot!

Megan said...

I just got my great grandmother's sewing machine this past week. The instruction manual has been invaluable! Good luck!

Jackie said...

love it!

Ashley said...

Looks great!! Check out the blog sew mama sew (should be in my list of blogs I follow) they do lots of tutorials too!! I haven't attampted the apron yet! Good job! I just made a KING size bed for my dogs and installed my first zipper!
I have been planning on an apron, but keep putting it off!

Lucy Marie said...

It's so good. I'm so proud of you. I think you should start sewing baby clothes. That's my vote.

P.S. I misses you.

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

You're going to have a ball! I have a feeling you are going to be one of those people who will be making really elaborate things in a few short weeks...and I'll be jealous! Martha Stewart's website has some easy sewing projects on it. Have fun!

Lucky in Love said...

Dude, this is amazing! so proud of you!

T.D. said...

It looks like a pro made it! Great Job!

Jane said...

Great job! I think I told you I got a sewing machine. Its in the box. in the closet. possibly. forever. :) I'm very proud of you!