Since I got my sewing machine, I’ve really been on the learning curve when it comes to working it. I’ve never really sewed on a machine before, so I barely know how to use it. However, Martha Stewart highly recommended this one- a Singer Simple- for beginners. And I love it! Well, at least I do when I can get it to work and the threads don’t get caught in the bottom spool.
To keep eveything together, my mother also gave me that cute little sewing box you see on top here. The other two boxes I had lying around my hometown room doing nothing more than secretly hide junk. So I emptied the out and brought them along with me. I bought some beautiful ribbons and fabric at Walmart in the past few weeks. I’ve gotten a lot of gingham because they had them for a buck a yard and it fits in perfectly with the apron/pinafore idea I’ve had in my head for the longest.
The boxes are just barely big enough for me to fit what I have at the moment so it means that I need to get working on my creations. I started last night and I had hoped to have finished it by today so I could show my product. Unfortunately, my sewing machine seemed to have other ideas. I gave up after cursing the sewing gods and have not returned to check out what the problem has been. I figure those sorts of things are best done with a level head, which I don’t quite have as of yet.
This was the area I had as my work station. I know, genius begets chaos. But you can see the lovely green gingham I am using for my own apron on the left and on the right you can see the satiny green ribbon I’m using to go with it. I was going to use the dotted ribbon that you see towards the top of the fabric, but I decided against it. I am glad I did. It goes better with another fabric I have. But, I have grander plans than an apron for that fabric. One step at a time, though…