Tuesday, August 5, 2008

new hobby?

I am officially the proud owner of this...

I'm not sure if it's the EXACT one in the picture, but a guy was selling a Singer sewing machine on KSL for $50 (it also came with a slightly used food processor which I've also desperately wanted AND a free coffee pot - does anyone need one?). It was only used for a few months after his wife abandoned her newly found sewing hobby (eep).

The only problem is that I don't know how to use it. My main reason for wanting to learn to sew is so I can make a cover for my boppy (okay, so I haven't actually gotten the boppy yet, but I cheated a looked at my registry and SOMEONE has gotten it for me). I think it would be really cute to make a homemade slipcover for it and I actually found a pattern online. I don't know how hard it is but It came with instructions. I guess I just doesn't speak "sew."

Anyone know how to sew? We could use the barter system! I do acrylic nails or manicures and cook delicious dinners. C'mon sewers! You know you want to be the first to initiate me into your cult!

Love, ali


One Sassy Mama said...

Yay Ali! You have entered the sewing world (now YOU can make Zach's crazy Halloween costumes--hehe).

You know I am not a great sewer--although I am quite proficient at Halloween costumes (because they don't need to be washed so my seams won't come all undone).

My advice to you is to start with something simple--don't go big the first time. The boppy cover might be a good one to start with depending on the difficulty level.

I remember my very first sewing project was a panda costume for Halloween--Jordyn was 3). IT NEARLY DID ME IN. First of all--fur is super hard to sew on (for a first timer). AND the pattern was way difficult to understand/read. I ended up calling Aunt Virginia and had her tutor me--that helped tons. So when you start it up--give me a call and i'll see if I can help you. ALSO--Grandma Sumsion is a pretty good sewer.

Ali-Pants said...

Thanks Nic! I think the pattern is pretty easy but the instructions are a little confusing. I'm a pretty visual person so pictures would be nice. I just need someone to translate. I'm sure I'll be calling you soon. =)