It’s My Birthday and I’ll Sew if I Want To…

Yay! My birthday is just around the corner and my super-sweet current squeeze gave me the gift of craftiness – a sewing machine! I had been looking at them forever and decided that there was no point in getting a fancy-smanchy one since I am a total beginner. I took to the blogisphere to look for reviews and discovered that Ikea has their own version which got some pretty solid reviews. It was relatively inexpensive for a sewing machine (£45) and perfect for a beginner!

Meet Sy :) also featuring a cheeky photo bomb by Sarky
Meet Sy 🙂 also featuring a cheeky photo bomb by Sarky

He sneaked off yesterday to pick it up and presented it to me when I got home from work as an early gift! Awww shucks 🙂

Now, I’m a sucker for doing research and I had read that setting up a sewing machine can be a total pain. I have little to no patience for Ikea instruction manuals so as part of this gift Ian agreed to set it all up for me, as long as I paid attention 🙂 I tell you, the boy loves a diagram. He had it whipped up in a flash and went over everything again to show me how to do it myself.

There he is hard at work while I had a rocket lolly :)
There he is hard at work while I had a rocket lolly 🙂

I sat down to get to grips with the thing and I can see why some people buy machines and then they just lay in a corner gathering dust. They can be pretty irksome and fiddly! I got to grips with the basic stitches and worked out how to end them off nicely. I think it’s gonna take some time before I build up enough confidence to start a proper project, so for now I will stick to practising on an old pillow case! Watch this space!

This is as far as I've gotten... Pretty proud of the straight line though!
This is as far as I’ve gotten… Pretty proud of the straight line though!
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