One of the things we were fortunate enough to get with wedding gift cards was a sewing machine–a Singer 7258… and I love her.
When I was little, my grandmother B taught me, well, tried to teach me, how to sew. I was always too impatient to press the fabric first, forgot to leave a seam allowance and wanted to do silly things like use mismatched neon thread on everything (more to come on that later). Since I got the machine back in January, I’ve completed several projects (look for more in future blog posts), but the most fun part is remembering things she taught me–and how much easier/better they make the projects turn out when you do them!
In my younger years, I also had some issues with threading the bobbin… I could never do it successfully. It’s really easy on this machine. I was a little apprehensive of the digital-ness of this machine, but it’s awesome. There are so many stitches and it’s so easy to switch back and forth with the two buttons. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a machine.
Enough about that–on to what I made! I wanted a project to practice inserting a zipper (I’d never done that before). Enter yellow fold-over clutch. I’d found this fabric on one of our ventures to JoAnn, but wasn’t sure what I was going to make with it (hence it is lined with the same fabric). Following several tutorials, and including some touches of my own, this is how it turned out. There are a few small changes I’d make next time, but overall, I’d say it was a pretty successful “learn how to insert a zipper” project.