this week, i had to share a new experience that may come easy to some of of you, but for me it has always been intimidating…. SEWING!.. on a machine.. i bought a new “huskystar” sewing machine about 2 years ago.. my intention was to so some fabric dolls, mixed media fabric art and maybe repair some clothing for the family. well, i did one thing 2 years ago and put it away… this year, i decided to take the machine out again and push myself to learn the basics. with a little help from my mom (the best mom in the world, by the way; happy birdthday mom.. 83 this week!!) i was able to tackle the bobbin loading and winding, learn some different stitches and had some fun. i did it.. i passed the hyperventilating stage of machine sewing. before that, the last time i sewed on a machine was when i was in the 9th grade in home economics class.. we had to sew a skirt and in order to get a good grade on it, we had to wear it to school. i remember making a patchwork skirt that had a ruffle on the bottom of it… god it was so ugly and not to mention that i didn’t have a cheerleader body either. so the day came to wear it to school. i walked to school everyday.. i had a slip on and it kept riding up to my waist….that was a blast. oh, and this was 1974. i was the only student in that class that wore my skirt. (“debbie downer” sound from SNL, please.. waa waa waaaaaa). i think i got a “B”. isn’t it funny how we remember these stories from school and i can’t even remember what i ate for dinner last night. ok, enough of that dreaded memory… i’m sure i can find others… it’s actually more funny than sad…at least it is now. send a comment on an embarrassing/funny school memory if you have one; i’m sure you do.
back to my original sewing intentions. i recently saw online, somewhere, an art supply fabric wrap. i decided to challenge myself and make one; here is how it came out..
i used an upholstery book sample that i recently purchased from skybluepink. you can make the pockets any size you want to fit your own art supplies.
that’s a wrap!