Sew, that is. 🙂
So last week I got my lovely, new sewing machine. Hitherto I didn’t have a very good relationship with sewing machines (this was probably due to the fact that I had absolutely no clue what things like “thread tension” meant …), consequently I approached my shiny new Carina with considerable wariness.
What if I couldn’t work with it?
What if it wasn’t a good machine after all?
What if …
(As you can see, I suffered from acute buyer’s remorse.)
I unpacked it, stared at it, felt intimidated, decided I would have to study the owner’s manual, watch the DVD that came with the sewing machine, and then study my sewing books. And after that, the owner’s manual again. That was about eight in the evening.
About two hours later, I had finally worked up enough courage to switch on the sewing machine.
After that, it took me one hour to figure out how to bring up the bobbin thread. *head desk*
And after that, I could finally practice sewing. 🙂
A few days later I put together my very first project. I took a few stripes from the Glace jelly roll:
Sewed them together, then sewed together four more stripes of backing fabric, made a mini quilt sandwich (front, back, batting), sewed it together, turned it inside out and — deep breath — quilted it. With my sewing machine. And it totally worked!
Then I realised that I had forgotten the button and the button loop. *head desk* As my little bag looked a bit naked without button and button loop, I added a little ribbon and tied it into a bow. Like this: