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Friday, June 12, 2009

Know how to sew? Help a girl out.

I want to begin sewing. No, I don't have aspirations of ending up on Project Runway. Why?

Heidi Klum isn't human and I can't be near her. Isn't it odd that she pops out kid after kid and never looks fat. What the f@!* is my excuse? Ugh.

But I digress.

I want to learn how to sew basic stuff like cool pillow covers, curtains, etc.

What do I need to do besides get a sewing machine? What kind should I get?

This one caught my eye (ok, maybe I do wish I could be on Project Runway or at least look like Heidi):


It's $130 at Wal-Mart.

Or this one:

It's $80 at Wal-Mart.

I know many of you all (all 5 of you anyway) would probably recommend I take classes. I would love to if I lived in a city that offered them. I live in a town. We just got a Super Wal-Mart and Chili's 2 years ago people, be kind.

Thoughts? Suggestions? I am going to google some "sewing for dummies" type stuff, but I wanted to ask you all for advice, too.

Happy Friday! I am going to try and finish sanding my Goodwill cabinet today. Wish me luck, its freakin' hot outside. Oy.

1 comment:

  1. I learned to sew from my mom - and it's just the very basic stuff. Other things (like different stitches) I just learned from the manual. I bet you could find some good instructional videos on You Tube or on various web tutorials. Make sure the machine you buy has a good manual, and maybe good web support too. Good luck! Sewing can be so rewarding, but it can also be frustrating at times!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Know how to sew? Help a girl out.

I want to begin sewing. No, I don't have aspirations of ending up on Project Runway. Why?

Heidi Klum isn't human and I can't be near her. Isn't it odd that she pops out kid after kid and never looks fat. What the f@!* is my excuse? Ugh.

But I digress.

I want to learn how to sew basic stuff like cool pillow covers, curtains, etc.

What do I need to do besides get a sewing machine? What kind should I get?

This one caught my eye (ok, maybe I do wish I could be on Project Runway or at least look like Heidi):


It's $130 at Wal-Mart.

Or this one:

It's $80 at Wal-Mart.

I know many of you all (all 5 of you anyway) would probably recommend I take classes. I would love to if I lived in a city that offered them. I live in a town. We just got a Super Wal-Mart and Chili's 2 years ago people, be kind.

Thoughts? Suggestions? I am going to google some "sewing for dummies" type stuff, but I wanted to ask you all for advice, too.

Happy Friday! I am going to try and finish sanding my Goodwill cabinet today. Wish me luck, its freakin' hot outside. Oy.

1 comment :

  1. I learned to sew from my mom - and it's just the very basic stuff. Other things (like different stitches) I just learned from the manual. I bet you could find some good instructional videos on You Tube or on various web tutorials. Make sure the machine you buy has a good manual, and maybe good web support too. Good luck! Sewing can be so rewarding, but it can also be frustrating at times!

    ReplyDelete