This is it. Two more days until the Learn to Sew classes officially starts. I can’t believe the response this series is getting. I am excited. And I am nervous.
Why am I nervous? Let me tell you. I want this to be a good experience for everyone. I am NOT a professional seamstress. Haven’t even really taken any sewing classes other than Home Ec in 7th grade. I am just a girl who likes to sew a lot and does it all the time, so I’ve learned the basics pretty well. And once I sewed for a business I own. So yes, I have sewn a lot. But nope. Not a professional.
And, I know that Learning to Sew can be tricky and it can be frustrating. In fact, even within just the last few years my husband would look at me like I was nuts if I mentioned that I love to sew because more often than not I was frustrated about something while I sewed.
So, before we get this party started, let’s make ourselves a promise. You and Me.
Promise This to Yourself:
When I sit down at the sewing machine I will realize that learning to sew takes time and practice.
My lines won’t be perfectly straight the first day. Or the second. Maybe not even for a few months. Or years. That’s ok. Nobody cares. I’m doing my best.
The seam ripper is my friend. Not my enemy. It’s normal to need to use the seam ripper. That’s the beauty of sewing. When you make a mistake you can undo it and fix it. There’s not too many things in the world that you can say that for are there?
If I find myself getting frustrated I will take a break. And eat some chocolate. I will return when I am refreshed.
I won’t give up. I will keep this goal to learn to sew and I will accomplish it.
I won’t be overly critical of my work. I will realize that no one else will judge my work nearly as harshly as I will judge myself.
I will have fun and feel creative and brilliant while I sew.
Promise me that ok? I don’t want you to get frustrated and quit.
Remember, I sew a ton and I am not kidding you, I make mistakes and my works is far from perfect. You know this messenger bag? Looks nice in the picture. But it has a few strange puckers and few crooked lines. That’s ok. You think anyone else notices? Nope. Think anyone cares? No.
I know you perfectionists are going to have a hard time with this, but release it and have a good time.
And, if you are struggling with something-Let Me Know! I want to help. This is all new to me to teach people to sew, so if I need to explain something better, just tell me.
And remember that we have this group you can join if you want more help too.
OK, are you ready?!