Yesterday I bought my first ever sewing machine.
On my vendetta to feel more creative, productive and just plain crafty, I decided a sewing machine was an absolute must-have.
Lately I have been going crochet crazy, which I will post some photos sometime soon I promise.
Anyway, my local Lincraft store had an amazing deal on a Singer sewing machine yesterday, which I very quickly scooped up, as a birthday present for myself, from Josh (don't judge, we have been discussing getting me a sewing machine for like a month now).
When I got home I realised a terrifying thing. I haven't even threaded a sewing machine or actually sewed anything since I was in my first year of high school, so 12 years old... But I am proud to say after a fair bit mucking around and reading the manual a lot, I have a fully threaded machine, and I am pretty sure I could do it again in MUCH less time the next time.
And the rest, as they say, is history!
Now it was time to create. I grabbed a couple of fat quarters and a pack of cheap flannels while I was at Lincraft, and set to making Hartley a bandanna bib, as he has become quite the drooler lately, and they are ridiculously expensive for a bib when bought in store.
If you want to give it a go yourself, I used this fantastic free tutorial over on "Sew Love It".
The bib is fantastic, though I am more than happy to admit that the first attempt looked great, but was way too small. The sewing isn't overly tidy, and I may have to redo the fasteners on the back, as they are a wee bit wiggly. But I am very proud of my first sewing machine creation.
Helps that I have such a darn cute son.
Onward and upward from here! Hopefully...