I have lots of great ideas for sewing projects… for Chica.Â I love thinking of the materials to use, the design, the colors, etc. but when it comes down to putting needle to material, I am terrified!Â That machine is scary!Â For instance, it has a bobbin.Â How on Earth does that thing even work?Â I considered it an amazing accomplishment the first time I was able to completely thread my machine.Â And that foot pedal thing?Â I have exactly two sewing speeds: slower than waiting in line at the DMV and faster than an hour without any kids around.Â I can’t seem to get to that ideal sewing speed using that thing.Â I am tired of being a victim of my machine fear though.Â I want to create and make cute quilts and bags!Â I want to sew a straight line at a normal speed.Â I want to know how I decide which stitch style and tension to use.Â I want to lose the fear!
In case you are wondering why an inept sewer like me would even have a machine, it is because I inherited it when my grandmother passed away.Â This gives me extra incentive to try and learn how to use the thing.Â My mom can’t even control a glue gun, so she certainly didn’t want to attempt a sewing machine.Â Poor Mom. Crafting ability must have skipped a generation!
To help me along, Chica has promised to give me some basic sewing lessons.Â I am talking very basic, and working up to me actually making something.Â How exciting!Â As I go along my educational journey, I will share the tutorials that the “Jedi Master of Sewing” will be teaching me.Â I will show you my not-so-great results along with, hopefully, something that looks better than what my four-year-old could do.
If you have any sewing questions or some tips for a newbie like me, please share them in the comments.
P.S. For those of you who have asked, no I still haven’t done anything on my polymer clay advent house.Â Maybe it is because I have it set up too close to my sewing machine.