So it’s been a year since I started to learn how to sew, particularly hand sewing. Since then I actually bought a sewing machine (got it from Walmart). I also think I was driven to buy it because of COVID boredom.
Learning to use a sewing machine is not that hard. The main things to learn are:
- the parts of your sewing machine (every sewing machine is a bit different)
- learn to thread your sewing machine
- how to use the bobbin pin
- This wikiHow will guide you through the basics: Use a Sewing Machine
Fabricland is a great place to buy fabric, but a cheaper and most sustainable alternative is to buy fabric from thrift stores. I got my fabric from Value Village. Most of the tine thrift stores don’t sell fabric bolts, but there are a lot of bed sheets, curtains, and table cloths that can be used.
Here are some of the finished sewing projects that I made from second-hand bedsheets.
One of my current sewing projects is learning how to make a pleated skirt. I didn’t know that there are many types of pleated skirts they were. There are knife pleated, box pleated, inverted/reverse pleated skits, etc. I decided to sew a knife-pleated skirt. I don’t want to make a long skirt because I want to save fabric for another project. So I aim to make a tennis skirt. Something that looks like this.