A lot of people decide to try new hobbies after a break from work, especially at New Year. I must admit I’m no different. I’m back in my sewing /work room all refreshed from the break and looking forward to trying some new patterns, techniques and materials.
I still remember the year I was given a sewing machine for Christmas. I had no idea what to do with it. I took it out of the box, looked at it then promptly put it back in. When I told colleagues about it I was asked what kind of bobbin it took. Well, I had no idea. I didn’t even know what a bobbin was.
The machine stayed in the box for nine months whilst we moved house twice. Gathering dust in a corner. Each time it was moved I thought to myself “I’ll look at that later”.
Finally I had time and space to look at this sewing machine and thought I’d better be shown how to use it. I didn’t know where to start.
I finally found a college course and learnt how to thread my machine, what a bobbin is (mine are plastic), how to wind it, and got the courage up to put needle to fabric. I’ve not looked back since. Now I’d like to share what I’ve learnt, both in college but also from experience. Look out for a Learn to use a Sewing Machine Course coming soon.
I’d love to hear about your new hobbies. What would you like to try? What would crafty skills would you like to pass on to the next generation?
Tell me in the comments box below.