Over the summer I expressed an interest in getting a sewing machine, and my most awesome mother-in-law said, "I have an extra machine you can have." She and her stepmom had bought the same machine back in the '80s, and she later inherited it when her stepmom died. It's a very lightly used Husqvarna Viking 190, and my mother-in-law had it serviced before she handed it over.
The first thing I made on my own was a zipper pouch. I found a free Craftsy class by Kristin Link of Sew, Mama, Sew.
Then I made a drawstring bag to hold my knitting (yeah, I learned the brioche stitch from another Craftsy class, "Explorations in Brioche Knitting.")
There's just not enough time to do all the projects I have in mind (sewing! knitting! sewing! knitting!) but I keep plugging away and once in a while I manage to finish something.
What are you working on these days?
I have things I want to sew, but like you, have not sewed in forever. So maybe, like you, I should take a class. If my zippers looked like your zippers, I would be ecstatic. Otherwise, I have four (4!) sweaters in various stages; two (2!) hats, one near the beginning, one near the end; a pair of socks; and a pile of cowls in need of buttons. And a Kidsilk Haze wrap. Actually, two. And I am taking a class in spinning yarn. So much fiber, so little time.ReplyDelete
It looks like you do good work. I am a quilter and I like to sew for my granddaughters.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Peggy! Your quilts are gorgeous.ReplyDelete