well, i did it!
this week i took my new sewing machine out of the box and sewed something. aren’t you proud? i am!
as i keep saying i need to make curtains, but my i wanted to practice a bit and get to know my machine before i attempted my them. following many other blogs, i see a lot of you lovely ladies out there have some pretty snazzy camera strap covers. i looked all over etsy and couldn’t find one that favored the masculine side. so i decided to search for a tutorial and make my own.
my search lead me to this blog … little girl studio… and this tutorial. after reading through the tutorial and gathering my supplies, off i went. and i apologize, since i was focusing on sewing, i didn’t take pictures of my process. but here’s the finished piece.
not too shabby, right?
all in all it did turn out pretty good for my first official attempt at sewing and on my brand new machine. i can’t be to hard on myself.
i probably should have read the manual/directions to my machine before getting started, but i didn’t. i’m more of a hands on type of guy and will refer to the manual when necessary. i just wanted to get right in there. it may not be the ‘best’ way, but it works for me.
for those of you wondering, the machine works great. i love it. the process of threading the machine was painless and easy. it seemed to work smooth. no issues. i like the look of it. great purchase .. well gift.
i also really enjoyed the process of making something too. although, as you can see in the picture below, i do need practice. it’s hard to keep the darn thing going straight! but that’s a user issue… not a machine issue. advice?
so my lines are perfect, but i’m okay with that. there’s beauty in imperfection.
i just painted my kitchen table top (more details on that later) so i see a homemade runner in my future. any suggestions? patterns?