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Getting Crafty - My Very Own Sewing Machine


I have wanted a sewing machine for as long as I can remember.  I have been jealous of people who know how to sew and always wanted to have the skill for myself.  I want to make table runners and napkins and quilts and hem pants and take things in and make curtains and be a woman who knows how to sew almost anything.  It is all a part of my mission to become a well rounded woman :) I want to have all the traditional skills: Cooking, Cleaning, Sewing and Baking.  

Well, now it's time to embrace this desire, because my wonderful husband bought me this gift for Christmas.  When he pulled it out from behind the tree I had no idea what was inside the box, and when I peeled off the paper my eyes welled up with tears.  What an incredible opportunity I have to hone a skill I have always wanted to master!

Despite all this, I'm intimidated.  Learning to sew requires patience and a whole lot of practice.  This weekend we went out and bought the basics (thread, fabric, etc…) and now there is nothing left to do but start.  I think I am just going to familiarize myself with it to begin, and move from there.   Hopefully, just spending time with the sewing machine will remove the intimidation factor and I will only be excited.   I look forward to posting all of my completed projects in the near future :)

Any suggestions from those who sew out there? 

Where to get cheap fabric? 

Beginners tips? 

I'd love to hear it all!

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