Are you going to do it? You’re going to learn to sew? Are you nervous? Excited? Some of both?
Before you get started I want you to make yourself a promise. Because sewing takes some patience, but you can do this!
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.
OK, are you ready?!
Let’s do this!