How’s it sewing?
I thought of about 50 sewing puns for the subject line. Not certain I picked the best one, but alas…
So I started my sewing class at Whipstitch last week! It is really fun and sort of challenging. I’ve discovered my achilles heel—measuring. GAH. I’ve mentioned this before, but I am just not a precise person when it comes to this stuff. Also, I have always struggled with cutting in a straight line (first world, third grade problems), so add THAT on top of not being able to use a ruler and I fear for my future projects.
But, I have successfully made 3 napkins!
And, by the time you read this I may or may not be the owner/creator of a reversible tote bag featuring these cute Ikea fabrics. (Barbro on the left and Berta Ruda small check on the right.)
I am fairly certain that I am about to become a fabric hoarder. I mean, I already had a hard time going into Lewis and Sheron without bringing home swatches just for the heck of it. And now that I may have the delusional notion that I could actually DO something with the fabric, like make a wonky pillow or sew a hem for some clip-rod curtains… Well, I can see how this could get outta hand real fast.
After the tote bag comes a picnic placemat. (Ignore the gray thread, it’s for the tote bag). It just occurred to me that I probably should have bought enough fabric to make 2, since no one likes to picnic alone.
Now, my question for you, do you sew? Any tips for a true beginner? Any fave sewing blogs or books I should know about? How do I store all my thread spools and bobbins? Do tell. I’m sew curious.