Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Tote Bag Is Being Born

Well, its been a busy week. My in-laws were in town from upstate NY from Thursday until this morning. They were here for E's birthday which was on Saturday. We had a lovely time and I took my MIL to Hobby Lobby...she was in heaven. Talk about sensory overload for her. We picked up knitting needles, yarn and she taught me how to knit and was the perfect teacher. So, I guess I hit the jackpot with my Mom teaching me how to sew and my MIL teaching me to knit. Thanks Mom H & Mom S!!

For Sewing class today, we had to bring in our sewing machines, fabric and other supplies needed for class. BTW, if anyone is interested in a very easy to use, stable and durable sewing machine tote bag visit Tutto Luggage. They have all different types of luggage to meet all your needs.

Our instructor Sue had us cut out our fabric for our reversible tote bag. I love the patience Sue has with us. Regardless if you never sewed, are a beginner or advanced Sue is exactly the type of instructor I love learning from and I actually thrive more in that type of environment. I will post pictures next week of the process the tote bag went through.

I have missed reading all of your blogs and I am currently in the process of doing so. Also, thank you for all of your lovely and sweet comments you posted last week.

Happy Birthday E!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and all of your wishes come true!! I love you so very much!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sewing Class Today

I had my first sewing class today and I had such a great time. My instructor Sue is absolutely wonderful. I got there early so I can meet her and discuss the process about receiving my sewing certificate. She answered all my questions and gave me some direction in the core courses and electives I should take. We then had an orientation where we all introduced ourselves and told her and the class what we wanted to experience from this course. She taught us how to take measurements, which of course made us all giggle because you may want to know your measurements, but, you don't want 12 other women knowing what size you are LOL. We also learned how to read a pattern package and I had no idea that patterns and sizes do no coincide with one another.

We will be making a tote bag and pajama pants this session. I have been wanting to make a tote bag for a very long time and you can't go wrong with another pair of pajama pants.

We then went to Joann's and learned about all the different fabrics, threads, and what materials we will need to bring to class every week. I also learned that you should replace your sewing machine needles after every two projects. I had no idea that needles should be changed that often.

I can't wait for E to come home so I can tell him every detail. I could only give him a brief summary since he was at work...but he loved hearing the excitement in my voice. I think I can convince him to come to Joann's with me after he gets home from work to pick out fabrics for my tote.

Have a great day everyone!!

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