I have always thought that a sewing machine was this super complicated being that I would never be able to figure out. Don't ask me why I had the preconceived notion, but I did. But when my girlfriend asked if I wanted to take a basic sewing class with her, I agreed.
The class was for beginners, Sewing 101. There they taught us how to load our bobbin, thread our machine, and sew basic seams. We learned how to make a pillow case. I was totally surprised how easy it was to work the machine! Again, I have NO IDEA why I thought it would be so hard. I borrowed a machine from my sister in law for this class. I knew if I enjoyed the class I was going to ask for a machine for Christmas. Well after the class I was hooked! Tina and I signed up for another class before we ever left the store. At that point I knew if I was going to continue to take classes, I wanted to learn on my own machine. So I found one I wanted on Amazon.com for $89 (pretty reasonable, I thought) and asked my hubby if I could go ahead and order it. Of course he said yes :)
I felt very accomplished and proud! Using just a yard of fabric each she had 2 new dresses for about $15! Much cheaper than buying dresses, but still just as cute!