I used a sewing machine y’all!!

I am taking a sewing machine class that spans four Saturdays. My experience with sewing machines has been: hands-on in 7th grade (the dress I made didn’t fit well over my shoulders…), The End. So I’ve been hand-sewing and hand-mending for the last XX years, living in fear of sewing machines, broken needles and threading mysteries.

The first class we just talked about sewing materials and techniques, but today I hauled my new sewing machine into class and made a tote bag!!

the dark green panels are all pockets!
the dark green panels are all pockets!
the bottom - I made square corners y'all!
the bottom – I made square corners y’all!

 

I'm thrilled with these close stitches right on the edge (it's the small wins on the big projects that matter). Sewing machines are cool!
I’m thrilled with these close stitches right on the edge (it’s the small wins on the big projects that matter). Sewing machines are cool!

OK – So I’m going to sew up 12 more of these post-haste (not really…but I feel inspired!). Just as I suspected: sewing machines sew things up way faster than by hand (soo-prize!).

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5 thoughts on “I used a sewing machine y’all!!

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  3. Paardje

    Oh wow, congratulations 🙂 I’ve never tried machine sewing but in my mind I much prefer it over hand sewing. I love how the tote bags turned out, lovely choice of color/pattern too! ❤

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    1. Thank you! I’m with you on the thought process (in my mind I’m already making all my own clothes with my sewing machine…uhm…). In real life, I’m headed to the cloth store tomorrow to buy some more material to make a few more bags – to remind myself how to do it and also to make some gifts!

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