Sunday, January 2, 2011

1. Learn to Sew Well

For my first resolution, I would like to learn how to sew well.  It seems like a great skill to have, and I've wanted it for a while.  I've had the Sewing for Dummies book for a couple years now, but what good is a book without the proper supplies?

My supplies.*
Luckily for me, I got a sewing machine for Christmas!!** Not only that, but some cash for fabric or lessons or whatever else I think I will need.  I also acquired some fabric to start out.  I would like to start out with some simple things, like pillows and aprons and pot-holders and table-runners and grocery bags.  And whatever else I can come up with.  I don't think that I really want to make clothes or do alterations or anything like that. Eventually I would like to make a quilt...after I develop some skills with these other small projects.  I have even located a sewing center that is about a 12 minute drive from where I live.  The website is super cheesy, but who am I to judge?

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Anyway.  I'm pretty excited about this.  Hopefully it's not a hobby I flake out on.  I don't think it will be. The machine is portable enough that I can set it on the coffee table and work on it in the living room, or if there happens to be something else happening in the living room, I can easily move it to the other room.  This is important!  I need mobility. At least while I'm starting.


*Pictures that I make to illustrate something in a blog post do not count toward my one photo a week.

**Lately I've decided that two exclamation points are better than one.  Two exclamation points is the new one exclamation point.  Spread the word.


Emily Grace said...

I've gotta say... I think making a quilt is MUCH easier than making things like an apron. While it might take more time, it's all sewing straight lines. I have made several quilts... and hope to one day venture to an apron. Can't wait to see the results of this resolution!

Laura said...

Good to know! You can tell I am a beginner! I was just going by the amount of fabric I imagined using :)

Lauryn said...

I got a sewing machine for Christmas, too! I could probably use a copy of that book. My #1 goal is to hem my pants that are currently held up with packing tape.

Laura said...

Good luck Lauryn, hope it works well for you! I had to laugh reading your comment because of a certain commercial that frequents our tv for a product called "style snaps" that are made specifically for hemming pants that are too long!

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