Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SEW... What are you waiting for?

  This is my 'dream machine'... urbanoutfitters.com

Guess what? This weekend I signed up for a sewing class. Yep, me and a sewing machine just hanging out with a bunch of old people. {I am one of those old people. As well as two of my girlfriends} Even though I feel like it ages me about 20 years I'm kinda pumped. So, if your're thinking of learning something new why not try sewing?

It's Tuesday which means I will be doing it in Top Ten Style. So, here you go in no particular order... Top Ten reasons: Sewing is the 'New Black'.

1. Limitless: When I think of all the fabulous treasures on Etsy I often think, I could totally make that. Whether it's a cute handbag or a fun kids banner.
2. Creativity: Get my creative juices a flowin: There are so many adorable fabrics, machines, and threads out there-- the sky is the limit.
3. Longevity: I can be 90 and still be sewing. It won't ever go out of style {even if I do}!
4. Save Money: If you know me at all you know I buy expensive jeans and NEVER have them hemmed. Why? Because I never want to spend the money. So, for three years my cheerleaders would laugh at the fact that I would use safety pins to "hem" my jeans. At least I was trying to save money or maybe I was just lazy. hmm...
5. Go Green Baby: I can reuse, recycle some of my old clothes and create some fabulous new ones. How great is that?
6. Future Income: You never know this could open up a ton of doors. You may see me with my own Etsy shop. HOLLA!
7. Personal Style: I can think of so many fun, modern accessories that I have thought of but just haven't been able to create because I can't sew a darn thing. I love the process of creating things, but also being able to make new garments no-one else has and bring my own ideas to fruition! DIY projects here I come!
8. My mom said I should: Who doesn't listen to their mom, right?
9. It's the New Black: Like I said nearly EVERYONE is doing it. Well, actually not everyone just two other girlfriends and maybe{you}?
10. Excuse: It gives me a excuse chance to hang out and laugh with some of my favorite girlfriends. Can you imagine how much fun and laughter will be taking place as I try and thread a needle. Oh. My. Seriously, I am just hoping I don't sew my fingers together!

Are you a sewer? {is that even a word} Any tips for this newbie? Don't worry I will be documenting my journey. You never know I could become a sewing fashionista. Is there nothing I can't do? {I kid}

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

This post is linked up to Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda

7 comments:

  1. Girl I'm totally jealous! Where are you taking this class? Do you have your own machine?

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  2. Meg- JoAnn fabrics has a Sewing 101 class. You can still sign up! I am not taking the class till April 1st. I don't have a machine yet. They said you can bring your own or they will give you one to use. I have NO CLUE what I am doing but it should be fun!

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  3. Can't wait!!!" Dinner is sure to follow!

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  4. ok, I'm gonna have to check it out. I'm an Etsy junkie like you! If it works w/the kids' schedules I am going to join you!

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  5. Love your reasons and your gumption for starting sewing lessons. I've sewn off and on since Home Ec at the age of 12. Recently, I made a mattress, pillow, and coverlet for my friend's daughter's Christmas present, a vintage baby doll cradle. Enjoy your journey!

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  6. I am an off again, on again sewer. I've made curtains and drapes, baby crib sets, etc for my kids, as well as some Christmas ornaments. I haven't pulled my machine out in years though, again. So I guess right now I'm "Off"! :) Stopping by from the Top Ten list...

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  7. Holla! I happen to be a complete sewing dork and I love to make cute bibs, hooter hiders and the likes for my preggo girlfriends. And yes, I just sewed curtains for my upcoming baby girl. Don't be jealous that my Singer and I are so tight.

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