Jan 1, 2009

Sew What?



Since I *cough, cough* have entirely TOO much *cough, cough* time on my hands, I've decided that I'd like to try my hand at sewing. I'm thinking the first step will be to get a machine. I've looked on-line and sewing machines range from $50 to $5,000! I'm not sure, but I think that I need something middle of the road to cheap. I won't be using it for a career or as a means of dressing my children so I'm pretty sure that I don't need the $5000 model.

I want to make some small things; like this pillowcase dress that I bought off of E-Bay for Millie...


Or follow some patterns to make her some jumpers or smocks. SO, if you have any knowledge of such things, help a sista out and leave me a comment of advice and I'll keep YOU updated on how the learning process is going.

7 comments:

Michelle P. said...

too cute!

T- said...

I love that dress. But I'm sorry I cannot offer any advice. I have nooo idea how to sew!

Amanda said...

Love the dress!!! I just got into sewing and thankfully my mom is here to help me with it... I wish I had some advice for you- the best I can say is go to Joann's and take a class!

Shannon said...

Joann's is the best place to get some inside knowledge to your first sewing machine and get on their mailing list for coupons and ads. I have a Brother machine and it's been a pretty good one but no where near the top of the line. There are plenty of great sewing blogs and free patterns online for cute gifts and kid's clothes. I can't wait to see your creations.

~LL~ said...

I'm laughing because in all of my "free time" I was inspired to do the same! I mentioned it to my grandmother and she gave me one of her 2 machines. It still sits in the closet...I don't even know how to thread it. :D

I have heard that Joann's actually has classes. Good luck!

zoinatt said...

Really cute dress. Sorry I can't help you I'm lucky to know how to hand sew. I have a sewing machine but don't have a clue how to use it. GL with your new task.

Catey said...

Good for you! It's really not that that tough-just takes some practice. : ) And really- Costco or good old Wal Mart are actually good places to get a decent machine w/out breaking the bank.
You're enough of a self-starter that you don't need a class...just figure out how to thread the sucker, play around some, start with simple patterns, and you're set!