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 [email protected]!* 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. Embellished Bayou
    June 13, 2009 / 5:11 am

    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!