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The other day, Sam asked me if I could sew his uniform patches on instead of having to take them somewhere, and pay, to have them done. I told him I might be able to – if we had a sewing machine and I learned how to use it.
I’d taken a sewing class in high school, but I mean. That was years ago and I haven’t done anything but (very poorly) hand sew somethings since then.
We went out and bought a cheap little Brother one that had off the chart ratings on Amazon. Nothing special – just the basics. As soon as we came home, I searched for an online sewing class to help me learn the machine. I found a free, short class on Craftsy, and that night sat down to put what I’d learned into use.
Sam and I somehow had the thread on the bobbin going the wrong way, and I pulled up the class to check how to do it. He started laughing and told me earlier that day he’d watched the same one.
I have to admit – in the few weeks we’ve had the machine – he’s used it more than I have. He’s able to sew all of his patches on and fix things while I’m slowly plodding away with help from more beginning classes like Learn to Sew.
Then I saw there were classes on fixing your knitting mistakes (my middle name is knitting mistake), learning how to use Lightroom, handmade sourdough bread from start to finish, and making pasta at home.
While at the moment I don’t have the time (or the money) to watch them all, I have about a dozen saved for when classes go on sale (like today!) And one I am waiting until just about Bella’s birthday for – the class on how to make a dinosaur cake.
She’s going to freak.out.
So basically I’m learning to do everything but sew well. 😉
Today only (ends at midnight) you can get Craftsy classes in nearly every category up to 50% off. Watch them anytime, save them for later, stock up for the colder nights of fall. Plus? You can watch them on your phone or iPad with their apps!