Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I dood it: Have signed up for
sewing class; will make pillow

Do you think I'm in over my head? The woman who took my registration over the phone sensed my anxiety and asked if I was worried I would be bored in the class. Quite the opposite, I explained. Have a used a sewing machine before? Well, not since junior high (seriously). But I can use scissors! And I have a pin cushion!! She thinks I'll be fine. She probably also thinks I'm a total idiot, but she was nice (have you noticed that people at fabric stores usually are?) and did not say so.

The class is offered at Stone Mountain Daughters, our local fabric mecca. Here is the class description:
Come give sewing a try! This one-session class introduces you to a sewing machine and the basics of using it. Work on a pillow and learn how to use a sewing machine, measure and cut out your project. Come get excited about sewing! This class will help you figure out what features to look for in a sewing machine; different types of seams, skills such as turning, corners and, backstitching; and how to work with the bobbin. After this class jump into any of our Beginning Level (101 or 102), Easy Intro (80) and/or Apparel Open Sew Labs (204).

Do you notice they say work on a pillow? Implying perhaps that I might not finish the pillow? I will be sad if I come home with just a bag of fabric and thread. But the class is three hours. That should be enough time, don't you think?

My class is on May 27, and there is one more space open. Calling Monica! Come join me before summer annihilates your free time!


And thanks again Leesie for the kick in the pants!

9 comments:

MixinMike said...

LOL! I'd take the class too as I love to sew but my schedule is now full with my upcoming art show. Good luck, sewing is wonderful for the soul...

Belle in Bloom said...

Oh! How fun! Good luck! (btw, I've been using your recipes. They're fantastic!)

Angelina said...

I'm so glad you've signed up. I know you can finish a pillow in that amount of time.

I love the singer ad!

lisagh said...

I am very proud of you and can't wait to see what you create!

Maria said...

Yeah! I have been nagging at my mom to teach me to sew this summer (her mom was a professional seamstress - I only WISH I can fit into her handmade/vintage sheath dresses from the 60s, as I am two heads taller than her for starters, and she used to make me jumper dresse when I was younger) but I hope to make a boiled-wool box pleat navy skirt with white rickrack for fall.

Good luck!

Monica said...

Ha ha ha ha! You should have seen me the other day trying to sew Girl Scout patches on to the vest...it wasn't pretty. I really questioned whether or not I have the intelligence for even a needle and thread, let alone a machine.

Kate said...

Wish I was closer - I really need a sewing class. I have great project "ideas" but am pretty hopeless with my sewing machine. You are inspiring me - I am going to go see what I can find out about classes in my area!

Kate said...

That sounds like the perfect introduction!! Soon you'll be making cute dresses for Sophie that she will refuse to wear.

Jen Yu said...

Sewing rocks! I can only sew straight lines and I make stuff! Most of it is totally stupid, but I made it! Can you believe it?! You are going to love it. If you get into quilting, then you will need to build an addition to your house for all of the fabric and tables and storage... I can't wait to see what you make. Exciting.