Learning something new: Sewing

28 January 2013

{My handmade tote bag}

A few months back I bought a sewing machine and decided I would definitely be able to teach myself.  I bought some fabric, some tools and off I went....to a screeching halt.

While I like to think of myself as an innovative and capable person, teaching myself how to sew on my machine was much harder than I thought it would be.  I got incredibly frustrated after watching video upon video on YouTube and decided that there was only one way to rectify this.

I booked a sewing course.  And I am so very glad I did.

I found that while I was doing most things correctly, it was the little habits/tips which helped the most and have put me well on my way to being able to start all the little projects I want to.

I arrived at my course full of nerves and never believing I would be able to conquer this skill but to my amazement I left with a little totebag which I cut out, pinned, sewed and pressed - all by myself!  I am super chuffed and cannot wait for next week when we will be making a make-up bag.

Read here for the sewing classes I took, I might try the curtain-making next.



  1. Very well done you! What a clever girl you are, and of course, you will make a fantastic success of it. Where do you find the time?

    1. thank you Granny - I always try make time for my hobbies! xx


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