Saturday, June 19, 2010

my machine is cursed I swear

well I haven't been a very good blogger lately but I have a funny story to tell hopefully I can get some photos up tonight after I've finished the apron I'm trying to make.

Now I'm not sewing alone cause I'm in a sewing class, with other beginner sewers as well which is lovely. I used to be really scared of my machine and therefor the hopeless one but after a couple of weeks of using it I think I'm finally able to say I like my machine! too bad it doesn't like me. Seriously one class the needle actually just fell out I was all 0_o how do I put it back in I said in a somewhat crazed, surprised tone.

Teresa my tutor showed me and it just fell out because it was loose, not because it was cursed as I like to keep saying. I have a base model Janome and its meant to be a decent machine for the beginner sewer. Anyways as usual I digress...

funny story to be told. Teresa keeps saying to me I need to invest in an iron, an iron? but this is sewing not domestic duties! well of course sewing is domestic but you know what I mean. It has heaps of uses and actually makes sewing easier! I found out if you have an iron you don't need that inter/fusable (I can't remember the right term for it) for the straps as you can just fold it the width you want and then iron it so its flat and has creases on the edges. Anyways I was shocked cause let me tell you I hadn't up until a couple of weeks ago touched an iron in say six years?

I am somewhat domestically challenged I can admit to that

Friday, June 11, 2010

welcome to the first post on Patch Quirky

Please do allow me to introduce you to the point about Patch Quirky, Patch Quirky has been invented due to my learning about sewing. As I don't believe in perfectness I have created my own patch to show off my own quirky designs and creations hence the title Patch Quirky.

You'll find me to be random, funny, hopefully showing off sewing of some form however I am a learner I'm on my L plates! I have only been sewing for about 8 weeks in a beginner class. My lovely manly creature bought me a sewing machine for Christmas and since then I've been striving to learn how to use it and not be afraid of it! since then I think my tutor thinks I'm a tad hopeless and I think that my sewing machine is cursed but I will get there...