My Nana gave me one of her sewing machines for my birthday and ever since has been asking me what I’ve made.
So today I set up the machine.
It’s a spunky looking thing. Much more high tech than I remember using in Home Economics class many many years ago.
The project – a simple tote bag.
A grand task for my skill level.
With Andrew Pudewa and Andrew Kern audios blaring in my ear I faced the challenged.
The instruction manual was never far from my side though. It’s been a long time since I threaded up a machine or refilled a bobbin. I was impressed that I did have a couple of skills in my limited repertoire.
Don’t laugh but I needed a few sewing basics books to refer to as well.
And, not being a drinking woman, chocolate was necessary to calm the nerves.
After a WHOLE day of sewing (wouldn’t it be easier to just go and buy one??), things started to take shape.
Then around 4pm this afternoon I had produced these…..
One for Brayden….
And one for Ethan….
On seeing my sewing prowess, Hubby inquired where his sons would be using their handbags.
Well I was going to make them aprons.