For Christmas this year(2006) I received a new sewing machine! Not exactly a gift for someone that knows absolutely zero about sewing! Back in high school when everyone else was taking Home Economics I was working in the Guidance Office. I could find no reason to take a class on something I would never use. It has only been on rare occasions that I wished I could sew. Lately I have been wishing I could do some sewing so my hubby got me a machine. It has been incredibly hard to learn how to do anything on this machine because I know nothing about sewing, I know no one that sews, and I can't see to thread the darn needle! Slowly but surely ( I am stubborn!) I have been learning how to do a few things. My granddaughter has been busy picking out patterns of things for me to make! LOL I have to keep telling her that I do not know how to do that yet but I am learning!
For my first project I made hanging kitchen towels. I bought some kitchens towels that were on clearance, a yard of material, and some buttons that were in the clearance bin also. I went online and downloaded a pattern and got to work. I printed the pattern and pined it to the material and cut it out. Next I cut the towel into. There were 2 different ways to make the towels and I wanted to try each. I ended up not following the directions all the way but I think my results came out pretty good for a first time!