Remember this post about the sewing machine a friend lent me? Yea, that was more than 3 months ago and the sewing machine sat in exactly this position for that entire time.
Until this weekend!
Mr. Limestone was on a boys trip so I had Saturday to putz around myself in the house. In a bizarre reversal of modern and vintage technology, I twittered a question about what I should do with my free time and Savour Fare responded I should try out my sewing machine. Good idea Kate!
So I dragged it down to my dining room table. I had completely forgotten how to thread it at this point.
Much manual reading and fumbling later, I had it figured out.
So now it was time to pick my first project. I turned to my trusty version of Sew Everything Workshop and turned to the following page.
Ah, an envelope pillow. I can do that. I only had a 16 inch pillow form so I modified the pattern to suit. The book says it should take an hour to do. Hmmmm...does the time lugging and threading the machine count in that hour? Doubtful!
Next came the nerve-wracking part, cutting the fabric. I seriously suck at this...took just about forever.
Then it was time to get the iron out and push that around for a while. BORING! At long last it was time to actually use the machine.
The sewing was the briefest part of the process as I had already heard. It was all going so smoothly as I snapped this photo beaming with pride at my creation. It had only taken 90 minutes which I didn't think was too bad for my first attempt.
That was until I flipped it over and realized I had sewn the front of the pillow on backwards. $%$^#$!*#%*$%!!!!
So I had to pull out all the stitching and try again. As stupid as it was of me, I'm fairly certain I won't be doing that again. A short while later I had what I wanted:
For those extremely observant peeps, this pillow does not match or coordinate with absolutely anything. I just think its such a pretty fabric I couldn't resist it.
So that sums up my very first adventure in sewing. I'm happy to have it behind me. While I had the sewing machine and fabric out, I did a couple of other smaller projects but I'll save that for the next post. In the meantime, does anyone have any good beginner projects to share?