Friday, June 22

See? Sew!

When I was still in Manila last year, MCJ told me that MIL would give me her other sewing machine. I was happy and ecstatic because I really want to learn how to sew. It's not that owning or having one will make me learn how to but at least I am on a starting point. Alas, there was something wrong with the machine that she took it to the repair shop first and was then advised that it would be better to buy a new one as it would cost more than double of the price of the brand-new standard sewing machine to have the old one repaired. Okay, I forgot all about sewing when I learned that.

Then, when MIL knew that I was pregger.. she wanted to send me to a sewing lesson. It really then occurred to me that sewing skill is a must for mums. :D Well, not really but I reckon most Aussie mums know how to at least fix hems and seams. I deem it necessary also especially if your kid is already in school as it would save you heaps of moolah to do-it-yourself the activity customes that maybe required in school.

And I thought, she forgot about the sewing machine.. but actually did not. More than a month ago, she bought me one. But the box was opened and the machine was tested only last week by MCJ's sister. Her family came up here from Adelaide to attend a wedding and to have some r&r. Btw, she's the crafty kid of the family.

And so, I had my first lesson last week using some un-used cloth and decided to trim MCJ's pants hem. I was jittery at first because it was my first time, really, to step on the foot of a machine and actually let the needle thread through the cloth. Plus I have to familiarize myself with the parts of the machine and to some sewing jargons. Hummmm. But, I am getting there and I had fun.

Then, I had more lesson today when they turned-up again. This time, we muck-around some baby's stuff and I did the hems of my pjs and tracksuits. I have also learned how to sew stretchy fabrics. Such a productive day for me!

And I am proud to say that I now know how to sew. An exciting news to be delivered to Nanay back in the Philippines in my next phone call. :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i never dared "tahi" my clothes although i could sew skins et al in my past life. he-he

Anonymous said...

hey era, thats a great thing you are learning. di rin ako marunong magtahi using the machine but i know how to play with the pedal and let run the cloth minus the thread and needle. i love the feel of it. post a pic of the first cloth you can sew. k?

Unknown said...

oh wow~ congrats! marunong din akong manahi pero long time ago pa yon...ewan ko lang kung marunong pa ako until now. ang sarap manahi lalo na pag may natatapos ka. hehehe...

Princess of CJ said...

@mitz, i would not dare dream to "sew" stuff that you did in your past life. nakakarindi sa tenga yon diba? :)

@arlene, actually di pa ako nakagawa ng kahit ano. sulsi at hemming pa lang.. i think, i need to go to a lesson first. kelangan din marunong kang gumawa ng pattern di ba?

@rose, ako masaya na kasi marunong magpatakbo ng sewing machine. next naman ang paggawa ng kung ano ano. :D

Anonymous said...

wow, inggit naman ako, learning to sew remains a dream to me, kelan kaya ako? pics naman of your latest work

Anonymous said...

yeah. pattern muna. can we learn it online or merong school dyan na nagteteach ng mga skills?

Anonymous said...

Wow congrats! Buti ka pa! Ako,I only know how to "cross-stitch" hehehehe!