Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Sewing Lesson

I need another sewing lesson.
Or two.
Or three.
Or thirty-seven.

Before I left JoAnn Fabric And Crafts, I did get to take one free class. (The picture above shows the sewing supplies you receive when you take the class.) Beginner Sewing. But it was REALLY basic, and since I couldn't use Lori's sewing machine that she loaned me, that meant that, even after the class (which truly was about basics nearly too basic for even ME), I STILL didn't learn how to even really get started.
I have been collecting fabrics for a good long while, and I have so many ideas for pillows and other things that I would love to create! But since I quit there and started my other job, I don't have nearly as much free time as I used to.
"Sew", really - I've got tons of notions, patterns, books, fabric, ideas - golly, I seem to have everything I need!
Except the skills.
I am going to require hands-on instruction - and lots of it.

Maybe one of these days I will learn.....


Tina Dawn said...

I know what you mean, even though I can sew. I have lots of ideas too. I wish we lived closer, we could have a sew day together, all of us and share our skills. Don't worry, you still have a lot of time left in your life to sew and create, and you will get there, honest! Love T

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi – Hey, if you want to sew, I sure hope you can find a way/time to do it. Trying to carve out time to do things you love sure can be frustrating. I wish you and Tina lived closer too. Oh, I know, I saw a news special on paragliding this morning. The aircraft only cost $1200 and only takes 3 to 4 days, costing 3 or 4 hundred, to learn to use. All bloggers & commenters can chip in and we’ll have Tina paragliding to Sonora in no time.

Phyl D. said...

Yes, Heidi Ann, you really must make the time to learn to sew and I must make the time to re-learn to sew...when I saw this post and the very first photo of the Simplicity Sew it All magazine from the early 70's, I almost cried because I used to own that issue (feels like a thousand years ago) along with the sewing skills - where did they go? I've been looking to get my hands on a copy of that magazine for old time's sake.

Wishing you much time to sew and create with your sisters.

Phyl D. said...

Ooops, meant to type "Simplicity Let Yourself Sew magazine"(slaps head)...