I bought a sewing machine

Monday, March 8, 2021

I bought a sewing machine! 

For 2021, I wanted to learn something new & different, something that's way out of my comfort zone. I was never the arts & crafts type, but I wanted to try sewing. I want to learn how to sew clothes for Ellie and maybe start a small business in the future if I get the hang of it. 

I've never had any experience with sewing anything. I was a bit hesitant since sewing machines aren't cheap. Brand new, good quality sewing machines range from 8,000 to 20,000 pesos. I was worried I might not like it and lose interest. But I would never really know unless I try right? So I jumped the gun and purchased the Singer Fashion Mate 3342. I ordered it from the official Singer Philippines Facebook page, same-day delivery.

Here's my Singer Fashion Mate 3342!

To help me kick start my sewing journey, I also bought an online tutorial, Basic Sewing with a Sewing Machine from Domestika to help me learn the basics. 

The first few weeks were frustrating. I couldn't keep my stitches straight, and it was hard to control the pedal. But eventually, with much practice and a ton of patience, I'm slowly starting to get the hang of it. The fulfillment you get when finishing a garment and seeing your little girl wearing it is just amazing. I especially love it when people get amazed when they find out that I was the one who made the dress my little bubba is wearing. 

I've had my sewing machine for almost two months now and have already made a handful of garments. With a little more practice, I might be able to make my small business dream a reality! But for now, I'll enjoy this little hobby of mine and see where my sewing journey will take me! ๐Ÿงต​​✂️​​๐Ÿ‘—

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