One day a friend of mine told a friend of hers I was doign this and she asked if I could make an apron for her little cousin. I did, and it came out kind of cute.
Then she asked if I could make them out of fabric. I said I'd give it a try. I made one and then another, then she wanted more and more. I got an order for about 8 of them from her and more from other people.
Last week another friend told me her Church has a preschool or daycare in which the children may wear a little apron or smock to keep their clothes clean. She offered to help me introduce my aprons to them. That means I will have to sew faster, finish what I have now and make some samples for the kiddies.
On Friday I got my paycheck and headed to Wal-Mart. I looked at sewing machines. All kinds of fancy ones, with so many stiches to choose from and accessories. Such fancy things I have never seen or used.
I chose one, that my mom would be unhappy with, and Dwight's mom too. I think she would slap me upside the head! I kept appologizing on the way to the car. But Singer was more expensive, and I really wouln't know what to do with something big and fancy.
My grandma used Singer, my mom used Singer, and so did Dwight's mom.
Well, I got one on sale, something simple, no fancy gadgets. But it's a Brother, uh oh.
I got home, and I was afraid to open it, so I waited, I went to bed that night and left the box in the living room, unopened.
On Saturday morning I opened the box carefully, and what do I see? A big red sign!
So I guess I am not the only one baffled by these machines. Made me laugh really, but I was a little frightened by the sign. I felt a little better when I read the part that promises to show you how to use it with a DVD.
I took it out and then I proceeded to look through the manual. How hard could it be?
Well, I might as well be reading it upside down, it was like trying to figure out origami.
I should put the thread into the thingamaggig then loop it around carefully, if you put it on wrong, the needle will break and most possibly go in your eye. Hmmm I am not sure I like this. if the bobbin thingy is not threaded right, the needle would break due to tension, and... cover your eye! So I keep trying to read this instruction booklet. I had visions dancing in my head of bloody fingers, broken needles and torn fabric.
At the end I didn't do well. I was frustrated. i talked to a friend online, we laughed together, it helped a bit, but I was still stumped. So I insert the DVD, and aha! I understood the contraption finally. I just have to go slow, step by step. I am not looking forward to this, but today I will confront this tiny beast and hopefully tame it into submition so I can sew some pretty aprons. he he. Wish me luck!!
Speaking of aprons, I love them. I hadn't seen one since I was little. They are hard to find. I looked all over the internet for the one I got, and it was expensive too. But it looks feminine and cute. I believe if you are going to cook, might as well enjoy it and do it in style. But aprons are scarce, maybe they will make a comeback.