This is Sally. Sally Singer Sewing Machine.Yes, I named her. It’s the least I could do considering she has yet to be used and has spent the last year and a half sitting in a storage unit while I traveled the world.
I got her about three years ago for my birthday and she has yet to be touched. At all. Not even once. I remember asking for a sewing machine because growing up my mom always sewed and I’ve always thought it was something I’d like to learn how to do one day.
In 7th grade, I took home economics and during our sewing portion of class, we made little itty bitty pillows as one of our assignments. I think I still may even have it tucked away in one of my many ‘childhood memory’ boxes. But that is about the extent of my sewing history.
The other day I was thinking about some of the projects I would like to accomplish for the house. As easy as it would be to go out and buy what I’m thinking of, I’ve decided to give myself the personal challenge of learning about my sewing machine. Mainly, how it works. I mean, it can’t be that hard to guide some fabric in a straight line as a needle and thread move up and down right?
So here is my mission and yes, I’ve fully accepted and taken it on. I’m going to sew a new pillow case for the accent pillow pictured below.
I think this first task should be relatively easy. Like I said, one straight line. No problem.
I’m giving myself two weeks to finish this project. That means this little project of mine needs to be finished and in it’s new home on our bed by July 31st. In order to complete this challenge, I need to get to the fabric store, pick out the perfect fabric, learn all about my sewing machine, oh yeah, I lost the manual, and finally, sew the pillow case and stuff it.
Ready, set, go!