Learning to sew: the next step for GamerCrafting

Yes, you read right: sewing is next on the list for me! After years of half-arsed attempts and whining about not having enough space, I’m taking the plunge.

Learning to sew on GamerCrafting

Look at my tiny baby sewing machine! I’m sure experienced sewers could tell me all the shortfalls this little one will have, but for now it’s the three things I needed:

1. Small

I have no space in my small apartment after considering how much space my massive yarn stash takes up. It’s excessive, and we aren’t allowed to install shelving in this apartment (endless wailing sobs). It makes organization a challenge, to say the least!

2. Simple

Everything I know about sewing could be summed up in 300 words. My mom was a big sewer, and I lived with a legit professional seamstress in Texas (who I would bribe with pizza to take in my costumes for shows). And yet, I managed to escape both those influential women with almost zero knowledge. I figure I need to learn how to walk before I can run, and this little baby should do just fine for a beginner.

3. Cheap

I know that you get what you pay for in most cases, and I’m under no illusions about this tiny sewing machine. I know that it has its limitations, but for less than £20, I seriously couldn’t do any better than that. It comes with a foot pedal, extra bobbins, a needle threader, some practice fabric, and an instruction manual. (I got mine from Amazon.)

My fabric stash started growing almost a year ago, when I found this gorgeous music themed fabric at the Knitting&Stitching show in London. Since them I’ve picked up bits here and there, and it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a new addiction. I haven’t even started yet, and I’m already looking for more!

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If you’re a beginner like me, or a fan of simple projects, I’m going to be pinning loads of beginner’s sewing inspiration and geeky sewing ideas over on my Pinterest.

Stay tuned for inevitable swearing, confusion, and eventual (I hope) victory!

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