Last weekend, I spent two days in a shop in Clapham North, along with 8 other students and one lovely instructor, learning how to sew. During the Intro to Sewing course at Sew Over It, I learnt how to use a machine properly, made a cushion, complete with handmade fabric buttons, made a tote bag, made a little make-up bag and did some alterations!
I’ve had my machine for around two years, but after buying it, I instantly forgot how to thread the needle properly, so everything I’ve tried to sew since has come out absolutely terribly! So it was really nice to sit down and actually learn how to MAKE something, and practice threading the needle again and again to make sure I actually knew what to do.
The machines at Sew Over It are different from the one I have at home, so one of the first things I did when I got home on the first day was to take my machine out and thread it to make sure it was the same mechanic. Turns out I’d been skipped TWO WHOLE STEPS. I feel much happier and more confident about my sewing now and am looking forward to doing more!
The course is £180, which is quite an investment but if this starts me on the road of being able to whip things up instead of buying them, and of being able to alter and repair clothes, then I think it’s worth while. Plus I actually had a voucher from Hannah and our friend Ed, so even more worth while!
The question is… what should I make!? I really want to make some kind of item of clothing – if you have ANY suggestions, please let me know – I need all the advice I can get…