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!!