Ever since I first used my sewing machine to put a few patches on G’s Girl Scout vest, I’ve wanted to see if I could actually make something with it. So, I decided to jump right in and try my hand at making a zipper pouch.
Once I started, I didn’t stop until it was finished. I didn’t keep track of exactly how long it took, but it was more than a couple hours. Not because it was overly difficult to do, but because all these tutorials “for beginners” apparently assume you already have some knowledge of sewing machine lingo, which I did not. This meant that a good bit of my time was spent on my laptop looking up things like “what is a zipper foot” (one came with my machine and I just didn’t know what the heck it was, lol) as well watching videos on YouTube for “how to attach a zipper foot”.
It’s my own fault though, I guess. I probably should have taken the time to learn some basics before just jumping right into an actual project. But I was excited, darn it! Now that I’ve learned these things, I feel confident that the next time I make one it will go much faster.
So, here is how my first sewing project turned out. What do you think?
If I wasn’t hooked before, I sure am now! I’ve already decided what my next project will be. I’m going to try to make a cute drawstring bag. Stay tuned…