I'm not much of a seamstress. By which I mean, my repertoire of projects includes two ugly pillows in 7th grade "Consumer and Family Studies," 2 dozen flannel baby wipes made from receiving blankets, and about 4 kitchen window valances. All straight seams, none of which are highly visible!
After a few weeks of nervously letting it sit, untouched on my desk, I finally plucked up the nerve to thread the machine and figure it out yesterday. It was insanely easy, and I regretted that I'd been scared to do it before.
Today, I pulled out some fabric that I've been wanting to get started with and made a little valance to go under my living room curtains. I didn't branch out much from my rut of long, straight seams, but I am reasonably pleased with the results and feeling much more confident about using the sewing machine.
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