Monday, December 6, 2010

Sew What!

I got a sewing machine for my birthday last April.
I just pulled it out of the box.
I've wanted a sewing machine for ages:  I'm totally intimidated by how they work, both my mother and sister and master sewers, I'll probably never learn all the stitches possible...
BUT, I just want four days straight to sit down and play with it.  I want to set it up somewhere I don't have to take it down when I'm done.  I dream of sewing myself cute skirts and a jacket and gifts...

I wanna love this little machine like I love my button maker or my japanese hole punch.  I'm inspired by the wacky pouchetts friends of mine sew in Brooklyn:  Just for themselves, and just for the kick of it.






I love the devil-may-care attitude here.  I love the wild stitches and the mixed bag colors.  I love the fact that they were determined to use zippers (that's a difficult sewer's detail!).  And I love the inspiration they provide for whatever may come out of my little Brother machine...

4 comments:

Mi Piace Kate Design said...

sewing party soon? I have the same 4 day dream too... I got mine out last night, but it has already been pushed to the corner of the dining room...

Christina said...

Which reminds me - I owe you a sewing class at Workspace! Let's do it in the New Year, yes? And love those pouches, I'm all about the renegade, imperfect sewing style. xo

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I love the sound of the sewing machine - can just see my Mom guiding the fabric trough the under the bouncing needle.

Can't wait to see what comes out of the little Brother!

Thoughts for the day said...

Made two quilts in the past two months for Christmas presents. I enjoy sewing. Just be patient and determined.
It takes alot of time.