Sew New

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Recently, I received a sewing machine for my birthday, thanks to my lovely mother!

Before this one, I had never touched a working sewing machine.
Ever.

New Sewing Machine!

I’ve fixed a few things in my life by needle and thread but it was not pretty and most of the time didn’t last too long.
Since I had no idea what I was doing, an easy machine was what I need. Of course, since I had no idea what I was doing, I had no idea if I was getting what I needed.

 


Machine Matters

 


My friend recommended the Brother Limited Edition Project Runway model. Obviously, I took her recommendation!
I am so glad I did!
Having almost nothing to compare it to, other than YouTube videos, this machine is incredible.
I was able to read the instructions, figure out how to thread the bobbin, load it, and I was off and sewing! The very first night I had it out, I sewed two pillows! They are both still around after 3 months.

Smaller Pillow Big Pillow


Being a newbie, I had no idea that you could do more than one stitch on a machine or even with needle and thread. Didn’t know what any of them were used for (still don’t) but the combination of all the stitches available and all the feet it comes with, I can try so much!

Sew Many Stitches

My favorite feature is the drop-in bobbin. (I’m not sure if that’s what it’s called) Basically, you can put the bobbin in, swing the thread around, cut it and you are ready to get going.
To my understanding, this is not the case for some machines but it is the absolute best!

Not only does this sewing machine do everything but wash my car it’s not a huge expense. At about $100 on Amazon (mine was almost $200 at Walmart) It’s totally doable, even for a smaller budget. When you are buying your machine, you do need to think about the basics that you will need (we will save that for another post!). So all together, we spent about $220 not including the fabric. Being real, I’m coming to the conclusion that sewing is not a cheap hobby to have (but really, not many are).

 


Sewing For The Whole Family

 

I have wanted to learn how to sew for a very long time. When I became a parent, I wanted to learn even more. All the cute things you can sew for kids! Oh My Gosh!
Now that I have my machine, Pinterest, and a little bit of knowledge, I am so excited to pass this skill down to my kids!

My daughter and I have been learning some basic hand stitches, we haven’t made anything together yet, but she is so good at her running stitch!
I love the thought of teaching my kids something so fun and versatile. My daughter absolutely loves it so far! Every day she asks if we can do some sewing.
It’s also become such a nice way to bond with her!
I can’t believe that it took me so long to try sewing. And I can’t wait to see everything I can do with it!

First Time ZipperDo you sew? I’d love to see some of your creations! Tag me on social media.  

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