I totally forgot to share this on the blog. I’ve had a sewing machine for ages but it sat wrapped up in its packaging because I was terrified of sewing. A couple months ago, I bought some curtains to spruce up our guest bedroom but they were too long for the windows and needed to be hemmed. I could have bought the iron-on tape that automatically hems things up, but I decided to be brave and SEW those hems! Hem those hems?? Still new to sewing lingo;)
I read the manual which made zero sense to me but I was determined to keep going. I’ve seen my mom and grandma sew a lot when I was growing up and so I knew that you had to string the thread over a maze of spots all over the top of the sewing machine. Oiy!! Luckily my sewing machine has these “spots” numbered and so with manual in hand, I followed the numbers and voila my thread was secured.
Now it was time to sew. Not! I tried to sew a straight line on some scrap fabric and nothing happened. Just a line of holes on the fabric and a tangle of sewing thread. Back to the manual I went and when that didn’t help I Googled it, something I should’ve done in the first place because there are videos and illustrations and tons and tons of help for newbies like me!!!! Turns out I need to fill up a bobbin with thread and that’s what makes the stitches on top of your fabric interlock with the stitches on the bottom and you get a line of stitches not holes 😀
I got those curtains hemmed that day! I even made a couple chair pad covers and then I decided to take this further and make a project bag for my knitting.
I begin to see that there is a potential for fabric stash joining my yarn stash! Uh oh, this could be a problem!!
I used this tutorial and I have to say that she explains everything so clearly that not only was it easy to cut the pieces and put them together but it was fun too!
I made this, yee haw!