Today I learned how to sew...

Today I took a beginner's sewing machine class at Sew to Speak in Clintonville.
I had a great time; not only did I learn how to use that crazy sewing machine that's been sitting in storage for months but I also learned how to make that pretty snazzy wallet pictured above. 
The shop is really neat with a lot of really awesome fabrics; I wanted to just browse around and buy all sorts of pretty material. D wouldn't be too happy with that I'm sure because I have a whole room full of random fabrics that I'm keeping to make something "awesome" with someday.
To take the course, the instructor has you buy some various materials needed for the class such as your own fabric, interfacing, and thread. You will also need to bring your own machine to learn to work off of. They want you to bring your own machine because it will be easier to known how to use your resources at home. I found this super helpful once I looked around the room and realized just how different each type of machine can be.
Not to worry, if you don't have a machine, they provide you with one for the class so you will still be able to learn and follow along.
As for the class itself, the instructor was fabulous. She was patient, helpful, and provided a lot of great information. She also took the time to stop by each of our sewing machines and show us how each of our machines functioned. 
The steps were easy to comprehend and the instructor took us through each part one step at a time.
We also had plenty of time to practice to get familiar with our tools.
Thankfully it was a true beginners class or else, I would have been completely lost!
They also have a whole list of different classes you can take based on your level of abilities and techniques.
Needless to say,
I will definitely be going back!

So all you savvy little seamstresses should check them out and come join me for a class.
Who's in?!

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  1. I'm definitely going to sign up for a class there! I meant to several months ago but just never did. I have a machine but no idea how to use it. I'm totally intimidated and scared to go though, ha!

    1. OH Michelle, I was the same way! I told Dave I swore it was broke because I didn't know how to use it [it wasn't]. Everyone there is so nice and they are so patient and helpful! I loved my experience there :)

    2. totally creeping but... HEIDI, did you know Michelle and I went to college together when we were wee Freshies?! and then she found me in the blog world?! and now we all are friends in the blog world!? weird!! haha
      we should all go to the sewing class.. except.. I need a machine. I better get on convincing Aaron :)

    3. Weird, small world!:) I found her through a few of my favorite random blogs and Love her blog! haha :) You could always borrow mine if you would like OR they can give you one to use for the class. One of the girls I took the class with had to use one of the instructors. I definitely want to go to more classes so I'm always game :)

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