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Learning to Sew

I love old sewing machines.  So simple but yet so powerful.  I feel like I hear a lot of people (friends, co-workers, etc.) say that they wish they could sew.  I first learned to sew in 7th grade home ec.  I’m pretty sure home ec. is not even offered anymore in most places but that is where I made my first pillow and learned how to use a machine.  I made various projects over the years since then, usually very simple things like the duvet cover I made out of a funky tapestry and a sheet for my first college apartment (awesome).  I did take a class when I was pregnant with my oldest but let’s be real, as a working mom, who has time to take sewing classes or feels like they should move a sewing class to the top of the priority list?  I know for me, fitting in a class is next to impossible and even if I technically have the time, I feel too guilt-ridden to actually leave my kids and husband every Saturday for 4 weeks.  Because I had a pretty good foundation when I started sewing regularly again, I usually just rely on on-line tutorials and trial and error.  But if you don’t have a ton of time and you’re just starting out, you really need someone to show you.  I came across this online class and I thought I would share because I think the concept is so great for busy moms (or Dads!).   You can take the class whenever you want and unlike regular tutorials, where you can’t actually ask for help if you don’t understand something, here she offers you a couple live chat sessions and her e-mail as well.  It’s a little pricey but if you have a sewing machine sitting in your closet unused, I think it would be well worth it to try it out- especially since you can take the classes whenever you want at your own pace.  I love the whole idea and I haven’t seen anything like it before.  And if you’re in Atlanta, it looks like she has classes at her shop as well.  Check it out.

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