Sunday, November 30, 2014

Project: Adult Apron Simplicity A1526 (My First One!!)

My Future Mother-in-Law & I
I haven't sewn since home economics in middle school.  I recall that I liked sewing, but never had an opportunity to practice since then.  My mother-in-law-to-be got me a sewing machine in July 2012.  It sat untouched for 2.5 years.

I bought a pattern for an apron from Wal-Mart.  When she was visiting for Thanksgiving 2014, I decided to get a lesson from the sewing master (yes, she's THAT good).  I was honored that she taught me.

My first project was Simplicity A1526.  I bought fabric for an Adult apron for me, and I wanted to make one for my niece for Christmas.

  1. She taught me how to read the back of the pattern envelope.
  2. Two-hour tour of Jo-Ann's. We purchased fabric, thread, ribbon, pincushions, and pins.
  3. Understanding the fabric layout and what to do with the large tissue paper patterns.
  4. Pin and cut the pattern from fabric.
  5. Thread the machine and bobbin.
  6. Deciphering the language instructions. I still have trouble with this step.

We started at 1PM and finished my apron project at 11:30PM (breaking for dinner, talk, etc.).  She helped along the way, and I am proud of the outcome.
I am hooked!! Up next, I have to do my niece's by myself. Oh boy!