Beginner sewer hooked on Pillowcase Projects!!
These forums are my new home away from home. I love to read the sewing advice and see pics of all the different and exciting projects. I just started sewing and got my Brother sewing machine during the first week of May, and picked up the basic pillowcase pattern at a sewing machine / notions store. I was a bit nervous at first, but after I set up my machine; I purchased my material for the pillowcases and finished the two pillowcases in about an hour. That scenario seemed like such a long time ago because now I’m a pillowcase sewing fiend and I love it! I have since sewn 3 pairs of pillowcases and one little decorative pillow. I am much more confident at the machine and absolutely love working with different color combos (solids mixed with prints). My advice to anyone thinking about starting this new adventure: Just start! Do not put any pressure on yourself, but enjoy every sewing moment. Lastly, try to sew as frequently and consistently as your schedule allows. It has become a special time for me every week and I look forward to my next pillowcase project.