Jessie Spano (Saved By The Bell) reference anyone??
So here’s the deal. I got my sewing machine to complete my goal of 2011 which is learn to sew on a machine. My machine is beautiful. I spent an hour at JoAnn’s getting all my materials, an adorable sewing box, and picking out fabric (most overwhelming thing ever!)
I couldn’t WAIT to get going! [7:00pm]
I threaded it on the first try and even spun the bobbin (that was fun!) But then, roadblock. It took me approximately 1 hour to figure out how to thread the bobbin…. but I eventually got it.
Thus, began Project 1: Drawstring gift pouch. Perfect for wrapping gifts instead of using paper or gift bags. Woooo hooooo!
By 10:00pm, this is how I felt:
Now, I did an OKAY job. I sewed a nice little cute pouch…
But here’s the problem: I was supposed to sew a little “road” at the top to thread the drawstring through, and this is how it turned out:
Not only is the stitching completely crooked, but I SEWED THE OPENINGS FOR THE DRAWSTRING SHUT! In the words of Homer Simpson, DOH!
I suppose it can still be used for SOMETHING. I think tomorrow I’m going to move on to Project 2: Napkins & come back & re-do the drawstring bag after that.
Until then, I’m going to enjoy one of my favorite Easter treats, the Cadbury Egg, clean up my mess, make a list of the things I need to organize my new “sewing” room, kiss the hubs, and head to bed.
Do you sew? What is your favorite thing you’ve ever made? Any tips for a newbie??