I have to say, I really underestimated the attention and detail that goes into using a sewing machine. I am good with my hands and generally take to new skills and crafts with ease, which is why I didn't think any of going to my 10 AM Sunday class after getting a little crazy the previous evening. Whoops! My hands and I? Great. Machinery and I? Not as much. I forgot a key point about my brain and its workings in this plan - I need time to get used to machinery of pretty much any kind. Therefore, this sewing class was really overwhelming to dive into with my baby hangover.
But I managed! After a few more lessons I feel like I will be a lot more comfortable.
We worked on Janome machines.
I kept forgetting to put the stupid foot down....
I think the zipper is what made the class so difficult. Having my bag actually function, zipping and unzipping, was a huge relief and accomplishment.