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Sewing - Project #1

Just tried using the sewing machine by myself for the 1st time.  1.5 hours later, I incorrectly, and very poorly, made a tote bag.  I blame the instructions on the Brown Design Workshop page.  There are many typos and just wrong instructions (It's titled, "We will make a pin cushion!" then goes on to describe making a tote bag).  Anyway, I couldn't figure out how they wanted the handles, but in the interest of getting practice on a project that means nothing, I forged ahead and just stitched stuff.

Lessons Learned:

  • Loaded/Threaded the machine for my 1st time, solo
  • The presser foot feeds the material really well, keeping it straight
  • Using pins is hard.  I need practice.  Also, sticking myself isn't the best feeling.
  • The needle should start sewing while already being in the thread a little bit, otherwise it may be difficult for it to grip the fabric and pull it
  • Polyester is very thin and difficult for me because it's so flimsy.

 

 Yea, those X's aren't supposed to be there.  Originally that side was going to be the inside.  Let's not talk about it.

Yea, those X's aren't supposed to be there.  Originally that side was going to be the inside.  Let's not talk about it.

Chris Tannersewing