Thursday, March 1, 2012

thirty day thread

A little nod to Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Workout, I have decided to teach myself how to sew in the month of March.  It is a skill I have wanted to learn for quite some time and is now possible because my mother has so graciously lent me her sewing machine.  Thanks mom.  

I literally know very, very little about sewing.  I am aware of some concepts in hand sewing but am completely lost when it comes to sewing machine operation.  Bobbin.  I know the word bobbin.  That's about it.  

So for this month I will undertake as many needle and thread projects as I can, starting with the nitty gritty nuts and bolts.  My plan is to chronicle the ups and downs of this newfound and long-awaited hobby.  If everything goes well, I might even be giving some projects away!  Tune in if you'd like and let me know if you have any comments/tips/suggestions along the way.  Here goes nothin' ... 

thirty day thread:


  1. Have fun! Although I am NOT an expert by any means, I am grateful that I know my way around a machine and have made a few things in my life. I wish I learned more from my mom (& grandma) in hindsight. It's really not something I enjoyed at the time I was being taught, but now I think I'd like it more. At the very least, if you can come away with a little knowledge, you'll be golden! Don't go broke! It's not a cheap hobby! Lol:-)

  2. My mom didn't own a store-bought dress until she was in her 30's!! I remember the day, since I was like 12! She and her mom always made all their own clothing. (and ours too). It is a really neat skill!

  3. How fun, Sarah! Last summer I did an online sewing class at . It was fun....I only did a few projects but I learned a ton. Enjoy.

    I am taking upholstery classes right now, so I have to get a lot better at sewing myself. I think I take too many short cuts.

  4. Look at the site for simple cheap patterns. Have you made a tee shirt scarf yet? It's not really using a sewing machine, but it is making a clothing item. Good luck and enjoy!