Sew Exciting

So, along with my new camera (which got here yesterday but I haven’t had a chance to play with much because I had to charge the battery first and was feeling crappy yesterday), I also picked up this beauty this past weekend:

Yup. I can haz sewing machine! You may remember that this bernette 46 machine was on my Crafty Wishlist for Christmas. Well, I decided to just go ahead and get it for myself. Bernette and I are going to be BFFs someday, but first I have to learn how to use her. I’ve never used a sewing machine in my life. I’ve hand-sewn/stitched some things (case in point, that dragonfly ‘backdrop’ is actually a set of curtains I made for my old place, but they don’t fit on any windows in the new place), but literally have not touched a sewing machine before. Luckily the place I bought it from – shout out to Sew Much More! – offers free training on my machine, since I bought it from them – for as long as I own the machine. That’s pretty cool, and I’m pretty excited to get started. I’m waiting to hear back about scheduling for my first session (I just emailed yesterday, but I’m impatient). So stay tuned for the trials and tribulations of Amanda Learns to Sew.

Also, if you have any advice for how to get started/easy projects to ease me into the stitchery world, let me know. I’ve been told pillows are the easiest place to start by a few sources, so I’ll probably go with that, but I only have room for so many additional pillows in the house.


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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