Thursday, May 10, 2012
On Learning to Sew...
Pretty much sums up my experience thus far in learning to machine sew!
After successfully completing a few envelope back cushion covers, I decided to venture out and try something a little more difficult for dear friend and (biggest cheerleader) as her birthday was coming up. I came across this lovely, seemingly easy to follow for a beginner, tea wallet tutorial and set to work. Amazingly, it came out right on the first try!
The stitches aren't even all that crooked! ;) Must have a few more photos because I'm so proud of it!
This was the first time I sewed something without lanikins looking over my shoulder for support.
Not bad for a newbie eh? Feeling very confident, I set to make another using some lovely fat quarters I bought a while back. Breezing along, thinking how wonderful I am I can do this no problem.....
This is how it ended up.
Sigh. Swear. Throw things.
Fortunately for me, I have two amazing seamstresses as mentors, the lovely Ruby Murray and dear sister lanikins. Both have been awesomely encouraging, reminding me that EVERYBODY has to use a seam ripper now and then. I'm not going to give up!
Working on a "simple" (sarcastically worded, since everything seems complicated to me right now!) a-line dress for Babygirl, hope to share successful results with you soon!