I have never been a great seamstress. Give me some yarn and a crochet hook and I could make you whatever you wanted, but a sewing machine and thread...uh....blank stares commence.
Britt so gracious taught me the basics a couple months ago when I wanted to make a carseat cover. She was so patient with me even though I know it would have been much easier for her to just do it. Since learning that, I practiced by doing 2 more carseat covers and cutening (I'm making that a word) up some burp clothes.
I decided it would benefit me to learn how to read a pattern and I found some really cute fabric I wanted to make something out of. Naturally one would assume that a pattern being so bold to state, "It's so easy, it's Simplicity" would be great for a beginner, so I picked that brand and decided to make a bag.
A couple of hours later and a lot of re-reading instructions that made NO SENSE to me, I did it! I'm not sure that it's EXACTELY what the pattern called for but it's definitely useable! Keith was with me while I was working on it and I said to him, "You know if this works I'm going to be ridiculously excited about it." Cue blank stare from Keith. Then when I finished it I put my church stuff in it and said, "Hey look! It works!" He asked me what I expected it to do. Sometimes boys just don't get it!
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