August 13, 2009

It skipped me

The sewing gene skipped right over me. My mom sews. My aunt sews. Everyone in my family is pretty crafty. I'm not sure I'm cut out for it.

I got a sewing machine for Christmas over a year and a half ago, and just used it for the first time last night. I decided I'd do something simple and sew fabric to a burp cloth to spice it up a little. A good first time project, right?

I kid you not, it took me several hours last night and an hour this afternoon. I broke two needles. I jammed the machine more times than I can count (but I'm now really good at unjamming it). I'm not wanting to do anything spectacular (like Sara and Crystal do). My machine is a basic machine with very few bells and whistles and that's all I need. I just want to know how to sew on it without feeling the intense desire to throw it through my kitchen window.

My burp cloth, while finished, is a joke. It's not worthy of a picture . . . posting one would be embarrassing. I'm not completely sure it's worthy of wiping drool from my child's chin. I should probably just stick to doing stuff on the computer.

But I will keep at it. I will try again. I will conquer the Singer.

5 comments:

sara said...

You are hilarious. And if it makes you feel any better, I often want to throw my sewing machine out the window. :)

heresthediehl said...

i got skipped, too. my mom was an amazing seamstress, and my sister can sew some, too.

i have an old machine that i've never used. someday...

Crystal said...

if it is jamming....it is probably either the bobbin is in wrong or it's not threaded properly...those are the two biggest things. :) wish i could come over and help. :)

John said...

In sewing skipping a generation....

Ah, but can they lead 125 kids in a crud war, capture the perfect photo, or craft a card online that's to die for?

You got skills, girl! "Sew what" if something skipped a generation?

On the other hand, if it does indeed skip a generation, think how good Jack and his brother will be with that sewing machine?

:)

Emily said...

I only use a sewing machine to sew on paper, and I'm not very good at that.