Thursday, October 06, 2011

#2 Take a Sewing Class

My mom has been trying to convince me to do this for the absolute longest time. She has always been sure that I would be good at it, and like it too. I was not so convinced. When I was thinking of things to do for my 30 before 30 list I decided to add this. I figured "why not" at the very least it would be good for me to know how to use a sewing machine. I could hem stuff, and make pillows, etc. My moms friend Kay teaches the beginning class at The Smocking Bird in Homewood. My mom signed me up. I decided to make some thing for my nephew Lee.

Well, I went to the first class. Kay went over the basics of reading a pattern, picking out the supplies you need, etc. I quickly realized I had learned a lot of this stuff through osmosis. If any of you know my family. My mom is a very talented sewer and has been doing it most of my life. The next week I went to my Moms house before the class and decided to try to start making something. Before I knew it I had completed an entire dress.

Well needless to say. I really enjoyed to rest of the class, and learned so much. Kay is a very patient and good teacher. If any of you are interested please call The Smocking Bird and ask about the beginning sewing class. They also offer a lot of other classes for those of you who have some experience.

Since, I have enjoyed sewing so much. I have pushed my Mom into doing something she has always wanted to do; Make sewing children's clothing a side job. So we have started a facebook page. Please look us up to see pictures.