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Sewing, oops

Hello Friends! Have you missed me? Yes! I know it has been quite a minute since I have posted anything and I am deeply apologetic. As I’m sure you know, life tends to get in the way.

My first post since… a year ago! I cannot believe it has been that long. WOW! Ok. Here’s to starting anew.

I have mentioned in the past that I have seriously wanted to learn how to sew on a sewing machine. My husband has even asked me several times to hem his pants and I have finally broken down and watched a few YouTube tutorials. You can find the one tutorial I found most informative, here. It was a super informative and very easy to follow.

The materials I used for this project was a Kenmore 385 sewing machine, hand sewing thread (because that’s all I had), pearlized head pins, iron, dethreading tool, and of course scissors.

The foot used on this project was a ‘blind’ foot which has a guider in front. You may be thinking to yourself, ‘that’s pretty ambitious of you to use for your first sewing project.’ Yes, yes it was, even I can admit that to myself. But if at first you don’t succeed, try try again, no?

Now, what I did differently the second time around…

Just take a look at the difference between these two pant legs:

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The pant leg on the left looks crumpled and the on on the right more flat.

Both pant legs were sewn by me, two different pants. What the tutorial doesn’t mention is once the pant leg is set to be sewn she doesn’t press the pant leg down before sewing. That’s the one difference that made this process more easier for me in the end.

Pant legs have been pressed and ready to sew

By pressing the pant legs, it made the line more manageable for me to follow in order to keep the line straight.

VOILA!

Keep a look out for more projects and recipes in the future!

Now that I have shared my ‘oops’ in my first sewing project, what are some of your ‘opsie’ experiences?

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