Have you ever had something you’ve always wanted to do and never got around to it?
For me, that was learning to sew. I have always dreamt of making my own dresses and being able to wear whatever I want, because I envisioned it in my head.
But dreams have to start somewhere and that involved actually knowing how to use a sewing machine. The best way to do this? Find a beginner’s sewing course, of course!
The one I found was by a little company in Stoke Newington called The Thrifty Stitcher!
For a half day’s beginner course it was £45, which included the material, expertise and unlimited tea and coffee.
Co-incidentally, Yvonne from Three Small Apples was also going (what are the odds?). So we embarked upon our sewing adventures together!
I also decided to create a hand sewn flower on the cushion – because I like to make my life that little bit harder (?!)
It was quite a big deal for me to learn how to do this. I am afraid of the sewing machine I have at home however, as it was only £25 and is rather cheap. My other problem? I am not sure if I need to buy bobbins and thread which are particularly for that machine?
Anyway this will be a series of posts, as my sewing adventures continue. Watch this space!
What do you think of my cushion?
Have you been learning to sew? Let me know your thoughts!