After driving by a sewing store every single time I go into town, I finally stopped this afternoon. I grabbed their newsletters which has the class schedule and ignored the prices for the time being. It stinks that I can’t bring kids to the classes with me, I let Alice ‘help’ when I have my machine out and she loves it. She even has her own kid sewing machine plus just a mini sewing machine, both of which are still in their box!
I’m debating trying to find someone to take a class with me. It would have to be someone who already sews because I think they expect that if you sign up for other then the beginning classes – but I don’t know anyone who does! I’d love to find someone to go with so I could have them to visit with during the class. And yes, seeing all of the older women in the shop does lean that debate to the ‘yes find someone’ side. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to a class or store with my own Mom, but being the youngest in that shop yesterday was a big odd. I know that while sewing is cool, hip and fun in other areas – now if I could just move to one of those areas!
The shop did have a lot of cute projects hung up – lap quilts and a LOT of baby clothes. I’ve told Chris I want to use cloth diapers with this baby and they had cute diaper covers. I have a lot of patterns of kids clothes that I always meant to make – but I never did any of them. I should, Alice could definitely use cute dresses.
Have you ever taken a sewing class? Have you done it alone? I’m not afraid to go by myself, but it would be nice to have a friend with me!