Thursday, 10 July 2014

Happy Feet

Happy Feet
Sewing Machine Feet 

From an early age I have been introduced to sewing machines, almost everyone older than 20 had one when I was a kid, it's scary that I never really got the hang of it. Half the time I managed to screw up threading my know it's bad when your father ends up stealing it from you instead?
I have a slight fear of sewing machines, but I'm also in awe of them and anyone who can use one. I've made the odd garment in my lifetime and ended up hand sewing it instead of using the machine, I hear you shouting "WHY!? Are you mad?" Yes, I know machine sewing is supposed to be quicker than hand sewing but not when you're in the room with me, I've made a 30 year sewing specialist have to take a breather because she couldn't believe how long it took me to make something on a sewing machine compared to hand sewing it. In my defence, hand sewing is a lost art *Cough Cough*

 I love visiting my grandmother's or mother-in-law's, they always have a new sewing gadget, box, or machine. I'm itching to use them but I know I'll probably break it. I have sewing awkwardness, give me a camera, I can create work with that, give me a sewing machine and I'll tangle the string in parts of the machine you never knew existed! That doesn't mean I still don't want to know about every inch of it and become jealous of all the pretty things you've made. So you can imagine when I walked into my mother-in-law's house the other day and there lay on the dining room table a huge box of all the new sewing machine feet she'd bought. Does it make me sad that I pee'd a little with excitement?

Now that you've seen them, would you like to know how to use some of them?
Check out this lesson on Craftsy by Steffani Lincecum "Sewing Machine Feet from A-Z"

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