There it is. Looking at me smugly from across the room, victorious again. You’ve won the battle, sewing machine, but the war isn’t over yet!
Nate’s parents were so kind to get me this really adorable sewing machine as a graduation gift. (Doesn’t it look like a Kitchen Aid? Functional AND decorative!)
Now that I’ve graduated from college, there’s no excuse to not know how to sew. I’m done putting it off, it’s time to nest and become domestic. (This urge to sew may or may not have also come from looking at crafty people’s blogs…thanks a lot Rachel.) (R.B. AND R.R.)
Only, things aren’t going so well. I tried to make my mom an apron for Mother’s Day. I rode my bike to the sewing store, picked out some GORGEOUS fabric, a pattern, some cute little buttons, (all of which was probably far more expensive than just buying an actual apron), and headed home excitedly.
Cutting out the fabric went well, but after that things got messy. Baste? Turn? Scant seam? Triple zig-zag? What the heck does that even MEAN?? I DID remember how to thread the machine (thank you Mrs. Poutinen and 7th grade Home Ec.), but don’t even get me started threading the stupid bobbin! And the buttonhole? For the record, NOT the “Easy One-Step Button Hole!” that it boasts. Uh uh.
Needless to say, the apron is in sorry condition. Can I even call it an apron? I don’t think so.
I’m pretty sure I sewed the ruffle on upside-down. I can’t tell.
I’ve decided to postpone the potential-apron making until after my sewing class next week. Sorry mom. Mother’s Day will be a bit late this year.
In the meantime, I plan on using my sewing machine’s decorative stitching to stitch little leaves and flowers and designs all over my kitchen rags. Bea-U-tiful!!