Monday, January 10, 2011

My First Sewing 101 Class

Fun, Fun, Day starting with
~Sewing 101~
at the fabric store

Turns out I had remembered a number of things
from Miss Fuchs 8th grade
Home EC class
so I wasn't feeling too bad in our very small class of
However there are lots of new things on the market

no one uses scissors anymore
they use a wheel to cut with...
and my cute little pink tomato pin cushion is out
magnetic pin holders are in

I was shown how to
open the box
take the machine out
fill the bobbin with thread
and make a stitch
Look out here I come!!!

I am linking up to my
Savvy Southern Style
Sister Kim for her
Boring to Better Party
this is pretty lame but will have to do this week

my new sewing room with the machine still in the box

Opened, threaded and ready to start my 1st project

I was told I didn't necessarily get the best machine
but since I wasn't going into business sewing or anything like that.....
~I would probably be ok~
I picked it out cause I thought it was pretty
something wrong with that?
Maybe I should decorate my room around the machine????
Bingo.. first project!

The teacher was a great guy
full of information on all different fabrics
did you know all those synthetic fabrics came about
after the war started and they were looking for ways to make rubber?
Polyester, rayon etc etc....
and I found out what
~ticking is~
a heavy duty cotton so that the down feathers wouldn't go through pillows....

humm never new that either
I always loved the name ticking and wondered what that meant....

So I figure I got my $17 worth today

Then I went across the street and met my dear friend for lunch
~Jo is on the right~
well a great salad too!

We both have 3 grand kids
so there was lots to talk about....
Really a great day!


  1. Wooohooo....good for go girl there will be no stopping you will find all kinds of things to make now....I think your machine is pretty too...gave fun
    Have a Blessed day

  2. I see lots of projects in your future, some new curtains maybe?

  3. That is so awesome Kathy! The Margaritas sound good too!

  4. One step at a time! You are doing fab so far!!!

  5. How exciting! I don't know the first thing about sewing, but I bet it's fun! One day I would love to make my own custom curtains. Enjoy your new machine! Looks like lunch was fun, love margaritas! XOXO ~Liz

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! =)

  6. How fun! Your new sewing machine is fabulous! I would love to give it a try...

  7. Did you make that pillow? I love it. I love ticking. I remember the old feather pillows we had when I was a kid. Wish I had those now. Enjoy those classes. Thanks for joining the party.

  8. Congrats on your new sewing machine and have fun at your classes! It looks like you are going to have lots of fun and projects in your future! Didn't know that about ticking either! Beautiful pillow!

  9. I think anyone who picks a sewing machine because it's cute HAS to become a great seamstress. You are on your way. I saw that sewing table on Knock-off Wood (I think) and thought it was a great idea!!! Good luck to you - you're in for some fun!

  10. Sounds like a ton of fun! Though I sew I sure could use some official sewing classes. Thanx for stopping by earlier!

  11. A sewing class that ends with Margaritas - sign me up!! Keep us posted on your sewing adventures - can't wait to see what you make.

  12. Neat!! I just got a new sewing machine too. Love the pillow.

  13. What fun to get started and make something so beautiful! I love pillows...yours is gorgeous! ♥

  14. You will be amazed what you can make now with just some simple straight line sewing!! Love those pillows!

  15. Congratulations on the new sewing machine and your first class. I enjoyed your comment on my blog -- maybe I know your sisters-inlaw. Our time here is short, we hope, so that we can get back to the Phoenix area and be close to our grandkids. Can't wait!

  16. I really love that striped pillow. Adorable!

  17. Are you actually sewing yet? What is your first project in class?