I am very new to sewing, the first time I sat in front of a sewing machine was only a little over a year ago when I took a quilting class. Then I got a new sewing machine and will admit that I don’t know how to use many of its features or even what many of them would even do if I knew how to use them! One of my summer sewing goals it to try my hand at some different kinds of sewing projects. I’d like to learn some basic skills beyond quilting.
I looked into some sewing classes around town but the summer selection is really limited and the thought of lugging the Janome Horizon around town was a little more than I wanted to do on a weekly basis. I decided that since I have a foundation already I would look for an online course. Enter the Home Ec online course!
I was already following the blogs of the instructors so when I saw this launched I decided to sign up (*ahem* yes, that was a few months ago). The course is for beginners and the projects are really cute, the skills build on each other and in the end I think I will have a lot more confidence beyond basic straight stitching. Of course quilting is my first love but I think the confidence will translate into better quality and more creative quilts.
I added the widget to my sidebar so you can always find the place to sign up if you decide it might help you out as well. I’ll blog about my projects as I make them so you can follow along with me. Now that work has settled down and summer is in full swing I’m ready to get back to sewing multiple times a week.