Friday, March 30, 2012

First sewing project!

Last night I attended an "Intro to the sewing machine" workshop at Make, with Diana Rupp. The class was 2 hours, only 4 people (it's usually 6) and all materials provided. The project was a simple fold wallet. The button is decorative, it's actually sealed with a velcro button underneath. Diana's a really great teacher, very patient, and gives lots of good tips. I'm happy to say I got the hang of threading the machine, which was what I'd always found the most intimidating.

This was my test to see if I'd like sewing enough to buy a machine and I did. The exact one we were working on (Janome Magnolia 7318). I also bought one of my teacher's books: Sew Everything Workshop. She offers classes in sewing home goods, (like pillowcases), as well as bags, skirts and even undies for those of you who live in the NY area.

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