Okay, my real first attempt was actually in 6th grade home economics class. And I'm beginning to think I was better at that age. I came out of the class with a pretty awesome stuffed monkey that hung from a dowel with its hands...pretty sweet.
Sewing a straight line was difficult for me tonight and I simply don't know the basics of running a sewing machine it turns out. I mean it took me forever to thread and I don't think I did that right because weird things kept happening with the thread.
Luckily I borrowed the sewing machine from my sister rather than going out and laying down a wad of cash for something I may end up getting frustrated with. Seriously, Sister, you need to find the manual to this thing for me!
I suppose I need to do a bit of researching and reading up on sewing before I jump right into a project. I used an old t-shirt of Jesse's to test out my skills tonight (which perhaps this material could be adding to my issues). I have many projects, that seem simple, bookmarked to try out. Pillows, fabric wallets, t-shirt scarves, more pillows...
So, I will not give up just yet. Perhaps I need to read up on the different kind of stitches, try out a different type of material, find out more about this particular machine, or read about the basics of machine sewing. Actually, I probably need to do all of these things.
I haven't given up yet, though! But those of you who do know about sewing, don't be surprised if you get a call from me seeking guidance!