Thursday, March 11, 2010

on sewing

my first sewing machine

My mom taught me to sew. My very first sewing project was a purse, my second project was a drawstring skirt. My very first sewing machine belonged to my Grandma, though she barely got to use it before she passed away. My parents saved it for me and I brought with me when my husband, Jeremy and I moved into our first apartment. At first, I focused on decorative sewing projects like pillows and curtains, and eventually evolved into making things like burp cloths for baby gifts. Over the last year, though, my machine began to wear out. So in November, we traded in my first machine for a new one, and it has been a dream to sew on. I just wish I had more time to sit down and use it.

Everytime I sit down to sew I can't help but think of my mom, my grandma and my mother-in-law. These women all have a part in what I create while I sit at my machine. I think that is one of the things I have loved about this hobby; I have learned how to sew from these women in my life.

This week I spent a little bit of time at my machine making a few fun projects. One is this new nursing cover. I used this great tutorial I found at Prudent Baby. It was a fun, quick project...I LOVE those kinds of projects.

new nursing cover

If you have found any other tutorials online share them in the comments. I am always looking for more opportunities to practice.


Miss Sews-it-all said...

Thanks for sharing your sewing story! There are great projects, tutorials, and all kinds of other sewing stuff at - I think that's a great place to start!

Jaime said...

it turned out beautifully!

Kimber-Leigh said...

what a great project! i'll have to remember that one for gifts!

Anonymous said...

So fun to see a project. Make sure you show us more. What sewing machine did you end up getting?