What if I royally screwed it up?
What if I couldn't understand how to do anything?
What if I couldn't read the pattern and I didn't know where to put things and I sewed the wrong thing to the wrong side of the wrong piece and AARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!
Then it came down to pulling the pattern out and reading it. You can see how that went by reading my pattern reading skills post.
Finally I'd psyched myself up enough that I figuring I couldn't do any harm to $2 worth of fabric and even if I did it was only $2. Guess what? It came out pretty decent, if I do say so myself. So without further ado here's my first sewing project.
This little guy is called a sewing machine organizer. Your sewing machine sits on top of the upper edge and the 3 pockets at the bottom hold misc. items that you need to keep close to you while you're sewing.
I didn't really make this with the intent that it would come out in a usable way but it did and now I'm not sure what to do with it. I mean, yea, I know it's purpose but I don't find it as useful as I would like to. The pockets are too small, and won't hold anything larger than a bobbin or possibly a spool of thread, and I realized that before I even cut out the pattern but didn't change it because it was my first true pattern project. I have a sewing box, and a bobbin holder, for that.
THAT'S NOT THE POINT THOUGH ALICIA. I made this. I sewed it together. I followed the pattern. I pinned and basted and cut and sewed this cute little thing together. My first sewing project and I'm extremely happy with the outcome. I can't believe it.
Do you sew? Share a project with me. I'd love to see it. I'd love it even more if it were your first project.