Thursday, October 14, 2010

{My First Solo Sewing Project}

It's one thing to learn a new skill, like sewing, and make something using that skill with
the help of a pro. It's another thing altogether to do it on your own.

After my sewing lesson with Sara, I knew I better put my new found knowledge to work
before it slipped out of my brain and vaporized entirely. So, I made another pillow a couple
Sundays ago. I was actually nervous as I got started. I wanted to be able to do it so badly
and feared I wouldn't thread the machine right or remember all the steps correctly. I spent
a ridiculous amount of time on it and made a few rookie mistakes. I learned from it though
and gained a lot of confidence. I really think I'm starting to get the hang of this sewing thing
-- on a 101 level, at least.

I present to you my first solo sewing project: a simple envelope throw pillow.


Diane Baldo said...

Yay Sam.

SplendidlyImperfect said...

Which pro have you been sewing with? LOL! I want to teach you how to do the fringe still. OH! And I picked you up a little something. Nothing big, just something. Let me know when you're available.

Adri said...

You did a great job!! I love the pattern....and the colors much more.
Maybe you can give me some classes soon.

TruJen Phtography said...

So talented!
YEA!!! LOVE the pattern, too!

Kristi said...

Looks good!

Anonymous said...

I love the is so pretty!

Ale said...

Congrats Sam!! it looks so pretty! and love the fabric choice! Great job!
You must be so proud of yourself, I still remember when I started beading...I learned from a book and it took a long time to learn the basics but once I did it, I felt so happy!
Congrats and keep you the good work!

carlene federer said...

KEWT pillow Sam! Those envelope pillows seem simple, but if you ask me, ALL sewing is hard...think it's a skill you need to learn as a child to ever be perfectly comfortable with least that's true for me lol!

House of Foodies said...

I'm sew proud of you!! :)