Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sew What?

Short post today. I am teaching myself to sew. I did a little sewing years ago. But the machine I used was kind of old timey. This time I have borrowed a fancy machine. Maybe too fancy.



It would probably help if I had a craft room like this...



Instead of working on my dining room table.



So far I have learned two things about myself.



I am not very patient.



And I think I need glasses.

All pictures from Country Living.

19 comments:

  1. I'm teaching myself to sew now too! It's really satisfying to finish a project and a have a product. I'm in the process of trying to organize myself and all the stuff that comes along with sewing - I wish I had a craft room like that too!

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  2. The second and third pictures are the best. They make me happy. You know how to sew!! Are you making pillow covers? Let me know how that works out!

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  3. What a great thing to learn to do all over again. I grew up sewing all of my clothes and when my girls were little, I sewed their dresses. Somehow that seems (seams... no pun intended) like a lifetime ago.

    Cannot wait to see your projects.
    Go Sissy.

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  4. You made Griffin's BR curtains and my kitchen curtains for me in my last house- I am still grateful since I could not even purchase the fabric correctly! Good luck with your project!!

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  5. can't wait to see what you sew! Lovely, lovely house tour yesterday, too!

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  6. So funny, I also used to sew on an ancient machine of my mom's. I need to take some classes to learn the right way to do things. I have a new machine, which makes life a whole lot easier! Also, I understand the impatience thing, when you start a new sewing project, it's so exciting, but half way through I just want someone else to finish it for me!!

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  7. I Love sewing! I love it sew much that for my high school graduation I received a sewing machine! I have not sewn in a while but I do plan on picking it back up very soon!

    And patience? What IS that?

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  8. By the way. Old sewing machines are sometimes better for basic things. They break less often and are easy to navigate. I learned to sew on my grandmothers treadle sewing machine. It worked just as well as an electric.

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  9. My moms sewing machine is collecting dust and I am trying to convince her to give it to me. Just stumbled upon your bog today- I really enjoy it!

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  10. I took about 6 sewing lessons after my son was born so that I could make him Halloween costumes the way my Mom did for me. Those six lessons really taught me a lot. Becoming proficient at sewing takes practice and patience. I hope you'll stick with it.

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  11. I am so intimidated by sewing with a machine! I can do basic stuff (hems, buttons), but anything else is beyond me. I've been inspired by this, though, and maybe I'll try to find someone to teach me.

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  12. Good luck- post pictures of some of the stuff you are working on, I'm sure they are going to come out perfect!

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  13. when you are done will you please teach me :)

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  14. I love that second picture. Thanks for sharing these amazing pics with us.

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  15. think of all the things you'll be able to make!!

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  16. You'll be so glad you stuck with it in the long run. My grandmother taught me to sew long ago. Right now I'm taking a beginning industry sewing class to improve my skills. I love it.

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  17. I love this room! I have this same article and tried to make my room look like it,but it is not as creative!

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  18. I would love to come sew with you. Esp if you had that craft room. I love it!

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