I'm not sure who is more excited! Me or the young woman I'm going to begin to teach to sew!
This is one of those times where I wish I was a tad more organized and a linear-thinker. When it comes to creative stuff I'm not so good at the planning stage. I jump in and make it up as I go along.
So for tonight, instead of planning ahead what we'll cover I have a vague idea of what to discuss. She told me she has never used a sewing machine and suggested that she would like to start with a simple project - a pillowcase. Great idea as it will give me a chance to talk about grain lines and the importance of pressing, while she'll have a chance to practice sewing straight seams on a sewing machine and will have a completed item by the time the evening ends.
What I should be doing is setting up the machine, pulling fabric out of the stash for her to use and writing down the directions for a pillowcase. But what do I find myself doing? Telling all of you about the sewing lesson instead of actually preparing for it!
I'm off. First to finish dinner, next to prepare the sewing studio. I'll report back tomorrow about how much fun we had tonight !