Santa left a sewing machine under my tree this year. Growing up I remember being in 4-H and having sewing projects, I also took the required classes in school, and my Mom taught me a bit. I actually KNOW how to do basic things. My husband has wanted one for a while just to do hemming, put on patches for scout uniforms, etc. but I have hesitated. I also think Kyle was pretty sure I couldn't sew anything. I can...and of course, the first thing I had to sew was this...
Just don't look at the hem too close...I could use some practice. I bought an "Easy" pattern. There were quite a few things I didn't like about it, so I will change a few things the next time I make one. I have a thing with aprons, and yes, I do need one for each day of the year. Plus, this fabric was on clearance, so with the thread, it cost me $2.78. Pretty good if I do say so myself.
I also bought some doll patterns, and I purchased all clearance fabric as well. I have noticed that sewing isn't the savings it used to be. I guess that is because everything is outsourced to other countries, which, of course, could merit a whole different discussion, but it certainly doesn't save you money like it used to. I couldn't buy fabric at normal cost and make an apron for less than I can buy one from the store now a days. How sad.
The end is my sewing machine. Already. Santa made me the Singer 6199 Brilliance, which I have not been impressed with at all. The bobbin continually jams, and after reading reviews I was happy to find out that I was not the problem (woo hoo, I do know a thing or two). So it will be returned, and a new one, with multiple positive reviews has already been ordered from Amazon and will be here Tuesday. I can't wait to get started on my pile of hemming that needs to be done...(insert a sarcastic little tone here). Good thing they are all easy hems...forget the difficult ones, because if it is lined or surged it is time for the professional to step in.