My husband and I celebrated our anniversary a couple of weeks ago, but had refrained from exchanging gifts until a bonus check arrived. Last night I got my anniversary gift: A brand new sewing machine! I have never owned a (working) sewing machine in my life, and I have always wanted one. (I do have my grandmother’s antique one.) I used one that belonged to a friend once, but that was the only time. Now I get to learn to use my own. I have always had to sew everything by hand, which takes quite a while, and therefore not much gets accomplished. I do enjoy quilting by hand, but I would like to learn machine piecing.
My first project: Learn to use the machine. Second project: Kitchen curtains. After that, who knows. I would like to attempt this handbag pattern by Amy Butler. I have had the pattern for a couple of years, intending to do it by hand, but I have not attempted it yet.
Any tips or hints that anyone has about using a sewing machine would be appreciated!
I am so excited! Have I mentioned before that my husband is awesome?