My first craft – Sewing
Sewing was my first craft and by far my favorite.
Ever since I picked up my first sewing needle, I feel I’ve been in love with the art of stitching. Sewing’s a needle craft that’s gone on to change my life forever, It all started around the age of 6…
It all started as a p3 class assembly…
The stage set out in no logical fashion, we sat there, second row back from the front, on the blue tattered gym mats…
Normally these class assemblies don’t turn out so well and we’re all bored to death by the cliché of the narrator appearing first but to my delight,
two older girls appeared. They both wore rainbow sock puppets consuming over half their forearm – they had stitched horrendously to add and I was amazed. Bering in mind I was only in P2 at the time I was in
Looking back now it was pretty terrible and not impressive at all , despite this I remember running straight home at the time. pleading my Mum to teach me to sew. I recall the line ” you’re a bit too young yet.” but being my strong willed self continued to pressure her into it. That summer she dug out the sewing kit and some old spools of thread, and at the time and spent half an hour sowing me the only type of stich she knew – overcast.
And that’s the start of it all. I spent the rest of the holiday addicted to
My brother …. has to be my favorite Santa present ever! I love her to pieces. 2014 was by far one of the best Christmas for me, apart from puppy’s first Christmas. Who could forget those first tiny yelps and licks of excitement, as your small wriggling ball of fur dives into their Christmas presents.
Anyway, this was the first time I had ever had the chance to try a sewing machine and was apprehensive over what to do – I didn’t want to brake it, So my Auntie Cathleen arranged a sewing bee in the local hall to teach me how to use it.
I’m not quit sure how much she taught me, as she seemed a little perplexed at first by the latest, digital brother sewing machine; Only as she is more a singer lady herself. So I ended up getting a lot more help from her friend ( my classmates mum) to set up the machine. It required a lot of manual reading to use the self threader to thread the needle. I still to this day do not understand it and instead rely solely on hand threading to set up.
Once we finally got the machine sorted and ready to go, my Auntie very quickly took over, showing me how to run the machine stitches in a straight line.
I clearly remember, surpassing her expectations. And how proud I was that I mastered how to change the direction of stitches within the first five
I’ve been sewing on my machine ever since, and have never looked back.
I’ve done it with no further help apart from the internet and books just proving you really can teach yourself. A craft blog with good advice is all you really need to change lives.
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Hand Made With Love – Catsith Crafts xx