Well, I did it!
You may remember my post here about possibly entering the sewing world… like I need another thing to focus on these days.
A friend offered and I accepted.
I took a SEWING CLASS!!!
I see visions!
Visions of roman shades!
Pillow case dresses!
DIY toss pillows!!!!!
Somebody STOP ME!!!!
I’m in DIY creative OVERLOAD here.
I love fabric!!!
I would be in serious trouble if I didn’t have the overly analytical chip in my brain that prevents me from purchasing impulsively every time I see a fabric I adore.
Ok, I’m calm now.
Meet Heather, a dear friend and the one responsible for this 100 foot cliff I'm jumping off.
Oh, and a shout out for the fashionable sewing tote.
I would expect nothing less from Heather to be carrying something so adorable.
Ok, so this thing... this sewing thing is going to be a casual thing that I WILL NOT let consume me or my wallet.
I’m making that promise to myself and my family RIGHT HERE ON MY BLOG.
Yes, my name is Anna and I’m a DIY-aholic and I have to manage it.
Making something out of nothing makes me really happy and this will open up a whole new world.
Our teacher Ms. Gail was delightful.
And then there is the sweetest Rechelle (another dear friend) and Kelly, my other classmates.
Kelly probably wished she would have landed someone other than the three stooges for her Sewing 101 class.
I must say that I’m a little intimidated.
The DIY stuff I do isn’t rocket science, anyone can do it.
This sewing thing, it scares me.
So, baby steps.
For now, I just need to figure out how that machine works and leave the roman shades to the professionals.
So, a little about my class.
This was my friend for the day, Husqvarna.
I get the "notion" Husqvarna comes with a lot of baggage.
Measurements, Stitches, Bobbins....OH MY!!!
Wait a minute!!!!
No one told me there was MATH!!!!
Here's my practice sheet and then we were off to the races... literally... we had a gas pedals.
Oh, I almost forgot!!!
There is the thread (also known as candy) and my adorable lil' pin cushion.
Ok, so at this point I'm boring you.
So, off to the GOOD STUFF!!!
Seriously, look how straight that is for my first row of stitches... with no P-O-K-I-E-S!!!!
Ms. Gail said that usually the first time you get pokies (lil' bumps in your seam).
It really sounds like I'm boasting.
For those that don't know me, it's my way of "poking" fun at myself... just so you know, I'm not really self centered. :-)
Ms. Gail introduced us to RUFFLES!!!!!
One of the latest trends and most adored embellishment of this day and I'm learning it in my very first sewing class!
It's a GOOD DAY!!! I LOVE ME SOME RUFFLES!!!
No, not baby pageant ruffles.
The new age ruffles. Anyway....
Then there is the flower which you are also seeing a lot of these days.
And the handy dandy world's smallest oven mitt.
Yes, that lil' piece of complicated thread, fabric and angles... I MADE IT!!!
I hear you gasping... I can't believe it either. :-)
Ms. Gail giving us ironing tips because no seam is complete without ironing.
I have to say, the younger less mature me thought that sewers were old folks that had nothing better to do than sew, but I stand corrected.
Or maybe I'm just old with nothing better to do. :-)
Thank you Heather for inviting me on this journey with you!
Thank you Ms. Gail for putting up with our crazy crew in your class.
I hope you enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed yours.
Thank you Rechelle for just being there and being pretty.
Thank you Kelly for enduring our silliness. I hope you'll take another class.
Now, that's SEWING 101... Ms. Gail style!