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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sew What?

Yesterday I spent almost the entire day learning how to operate my awesome new toy....

Scott got me my dream gift for Christmas,

A new sewing machine!

I didn't realize he'd been listening when I was going on about how I'd almost bought a new sewing machine at the fabric store, but then researched and found out that it was considered junk by people who really sew (you know, the one with Martha Stewart on the box?)
I called our local sewing store to find out if that was true, and of course it was.
She recommended one to me, a Janome Magnolia for me. I was so surprised on Christmas when he brought it out!

Anyway...

It came with a free class on how to operate it, and better yet- 5 yrs of maintenance and I can trade up for full value if I want to.
I had a great time yesterday learning about what not to do (no bad needles or Walmart thread!)
I knew how to sew so most of the basics we covered I had done already, but did learn how to blind hem and lots of tricks for my machine I'd never have figured out from the stupid technical manual.

Now I want to make this,


and this..


I can't wait to do some clothes recycling with those favorite T shirts!

Found some great sites with fun things to make...

Craftstylish

and

Beaducation


(Not sewing related but fun anyway. They have free online classes on how to make some cool stuff!)

I'm so excited I already signed up for a quilting class!
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