I remember watching my grandma in her sewing machine. She’d give little scraps and every so often would let me sew some lines here and there. While she wasnt a professional sewist she was a mother of six and sewed quite a bit.
My mother also sewed quite a bit back in the days and at some point she passed me a sewing machine she had at home. There was this.one christmas where I offered everyone wallets – I wish I had pics of those.
That being said – its been a while since Ipicked up my machine and I did i again last Christmas to sew the lining of a messemger bag I did for my boyfriend. I loved it – albeit the lack of technique from me actually made it way harder and frustrating.
That sewing project though was enough to hook me back and is perfectly in line with my life goals of being more sustainable in my life. I love the concept of a capsule wardrobe (Ill talk about it more in a later post) , one that I love and fits my body. As time passes I really dislike more and more purchasing stuff in retail stores and I love the idea of having well made tailored garments.
One of the perks of working from home is being able to wear what I love every day!! So why shouldn’t I sew it myself?
So I purchased an online course. Actually I ourchased three as they’re project based, so I bought: Pajama pants, pajama shirt and tunic. These are the easier levels of that course and the projects have increasing difficulty regarding: precision, fabrics, techniques, finishing, etc..
I am SO impressed with the classes I have seen so far! They’re basically a teacher teaching a student / on video – how to go aboiut the project, one step at a time with loads of explanations and everything super explained in a really fun way!! I am usually not too good at online courses, but this one Ive been binge watching while doing my crochet MAL project.
So far its been super valuable just watching the videos and learning the techniques even before I so anything else.
In parallel Ive made an order to purchase proper tools ( I am a fan of proper tools) like: good paper scissors , good fabric shears, magnetic pin holder, extra set of needles and machine needles, etc… I also went to the local fabric store yesterday and picked up a nice pastel green with small white polka dots to use for my pajama pants.
Cant wait to start, but sewing is all about measuring twice cutting once, so there’s a long way yo go before I even pick up my machine:starting by washing the fabric I got 🙂 wish me luck !!