I was talking to my mom about learning how to sew, she gave me a funny look and told me she never enjoyed it...and then gave me her sewing machine and everything she has to go with it !!! I had told my hubby I was going to start getting lessons from his grandma, but was hesitant to buy a sewing machine until I knew I would actually use it. (Insider story: my MIL made my FIL buy her an expensive fancy sewing machine when they first got married that apparently is rarely used and is a source of complaint to this day)
So I also had scored a deal on fabric from http://www.girlcharlee.com/ and caught a sale at a fabric store when visiting my sister. My mom had me drop off the sewing machine to get oiled and adjusted, a basic service job to make sure it was working properly. So soon I will have my own sewing machine and projects to begin! I did a tally last week and realized that besides me, I know of 19 other people having babies in 2011 ! Technically 5 have already had their babies, so I better kick it into gear with presents for the baby boom.
|From Local Fabric Store|
|Jersey Knits from GirlCharlee.com|
|More from GirlCharlee.com|
|Lycra from GirlCharlee.com|
As I am a beginner I'm going to start with burp clothes, I figure it doesn't matter as much if the seams aren't perfect and it is a useful gift. Wish me luck, I will post pictures as soon as I get my sewing machine back from the shop and get a chance to take it for a spin.
|1st sewing project: Burp Rag|