July 20, 2006

sewing 101

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last week, i bought the sew mini sewing machine. *yay!* it arrived yesterday. *double yay!* i unpacked it. it's very beautiful and sparkly. it even has a foot pedal! but, there is no thread. and if there was thread, i'd have no idea what to do with it. help.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

sewing for dummies?

lucas miré said...

Where's this picture???? You've spoiled us!

ms. spinach said...

it only took me three years of owning a sewing machine before i could change the bobbin without consulting the manual. sigh.

i did try following books but found it was much better to sign up for a short sewing class to get down all the basics and also have someone physically show me what to do. my class was at an ac moore-ish type store over here, so i bet there are things like that at similar stores where you are.

good luck!

holly said...

added the picture just for you, lucas! miss you bunches! xoxo

tripperpalooza said...

which end do you put the yarn in?

LyChee BunNy said...

Hey Holly, your machine also comes in hello kitty flavor at Target.

I have the green Sew Pretty Hello Kitty machine from target by Janomi. It is slightly bigger than the Sew Mini and it also works well. Sewing is a lot of fun. I highly recommend taking a class.

lsaspacey said...

The Built by Wendy "Sew U" book is the way to go. It's on sale at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Wendy-Guide-Making-Wardrobe/dp/0821257404

holly said...

thanks, lsaspacey. my cute little sew mini has turned into somewhat of a sculpture. i'll check out that book straight away!