OK, OK. I have a Brother sewing machine.
There is nothing more delightful to me than a play on words. Remember...I am a word geek and you choose to read my silly blog...SO THERE! And I actually have 3 brothers. And none of us need intervention.
But I am serious. I can not use it. I am horrified at what is produced when I attempt to use it. I actually lost sleep over my complete ineptness in all things sewing machine.
Let me back up. My girls are having their birthday party at the end of this month. Wait, have I told you that they have birthdays two weeks apart? I think I have but if I have failed to tell you this, I am so sorry. They do. So since I am FANATICAL about birthday's they must share a party or I will craft myself to an imminent death. And I have this cute favor idea I want to do inspired by this tutorial for reverse applique bean bags. They are so stinking cute!
Let me show the heinous creations I have made...(could I be more dramatic?)
Now don't look at these too closely. It will look like someone who is legally blind and can not see the BIG E on the eye chart with the naked eye put these together.
That would be me.
True story. When I was little and needed glasses I kept saying I could not see the biggest letter on the chart. Me being the jokester from the womb, my mom thought I was making a funny for the nice doctor and kept saying under her breath...(quite menacingly I might add..."KNOCK IT OFF!" Sadly, that E was a big blob of smeared ink for me. I was telling the honest to goodness truth.
Yet, I was wearing my contacts when I produced this...
Um, what on earth?
It looks like I was a bit of a lead foot. And what made me think a project such as this should be my first endeavor after accomplishing only a "sort of" straight line using a sewing machine? But I had to show you this because I still plan on giving this to little children that I assume will not be examining my sewing skills and will only delight in beaming this at someone in close proximity. (Not it's intended use)
In this photo, one that would make any seasoned sewer proud, the rice is spilling out where I have failed to sew a hole. So instead of starting over, I go over and over and over it again until it looks...well, like THAT. I basically cut the fabric underneath the circle a tad too small. To add insult to injury, I did not pin it since I am the most impatient person and arrogantly deem that prep work is for amateurs. Which I have gloriously proven in this magnificent piece of work. Oh, the horror.
Oh, for the love of all things crafty. If I could just stay away from the blasted fabric!!! But I must say the circle actually looks like a circle rather than a crazed, haphazard sewing frenzy. Sort of.
Do you hear the hallelujah chorus? LISTEN! I think...I think I am actually improving!
By golly I think she's... Alllllmost got it.
Still went wayward onto the fabric. I am driving myself crazy. Oh and just so you know, the original tutorial has the circles kind of messy on purpose. And I DO like that. But not my kind of messy.
So. All you sewers out there. Wait...even if you at least know how to thread a machine, you must leave me a comment. For the love of all things SEWN WELL you must give me guidance. Yes. I am begging.
Do I just need to practice? Am I trying something too difficult? I admit I have not used one of these mean things in YEARS! Was that shocking?
Do you think I should just go for it and keep going even if they are not perfect because they are still, kinda, sorta, cute? Be honest. I don't want to give away the favor idea yet since every parent of the kids read my blog...and I don't want this post to make them...cough cough...call in sick for the party.
Help a novice sewing girl out. Please.