Yesterday Carin and I spent the day with my expert-seamstress mother-in-law while she attempted to teach the two of us how to sew. I have only used my sewing machine twice, and I’m not sure I ever finished the projects I started. And if I did, I’m pretty sure they fell apart after washing.
Carin had us all set up to operate in her dining room. I felt like I was in a class at JoAnn’s.
Then we had to Google instructions for how to use Carin’s machine. (Mine, being from 1912, was fairly straight forward. Retro-cool…that’s so me.)
Then just as I was about to sit down at the machine actually SEW something…we decided we needed food first. Carin made us an exceptional lunch.
OK, NOW we are going to sew something!
I only had to pull mine apart once for operator error. (I sewed the ruffle on backwards…go figure.)
And the finished product. (We’ll just show you Carin’s since mine is about 2″ too short for my table…but I have a plan for it for the holidays – that’s for another day.)
We both plan on attempting this again, but I think we’ll focus on something WITHOUT ruffles for a while…
A big thanks to my mother-in-law for the help and for her infinite patience yesterday.
Have a great Thursday!