As I began my own family I purchased my own machine. It was used primarily for sewing curtains, pillows and hemming pants (into shorts) that my children had outgrown. As the children got older I started thinking about sewing apparel. I wanted to teach my daughters how to sew and so I took a home sewing course for apparel and received a new computerized Brother sewing machine at “graduation”.After a couple of years of occasional sewing, I began to seriously want to take my sewing to the next level. I was discouraged by the lack of classes available in my area. I found a group on meet-updotcom and joined, along with my mother. That did not last long because of conflicts in dates and travel difficulties.
I started purchasing how-to books, but many of the ones I really wanted were too expensive for my meager hobby budget. I would ask for gift cards to Joann’s for holidays and birthdays to support my growing fabric/pattern obsession. A few years ago I asked my husband to buy me a serger for Christmas. I really tried to use that serger but fear held me hostage….fast forward to last night..I was determined to figure out how to use it so I could finish the inside of the linen pants I am making for my youngest daughter using Simplicity 2700. Lately in church I have been hearing a lot about being bound by fear. I prayed about all of the areas that I can identify where fear is keeping from the best God has for me. I decided NO MORE. Last night I went in my basement, and dug out my serger. I cleaned it, re-threaded it and read the owner’s manual, and two other books that I had (one is The Easy Guide Serging Fine Fabrics and the other I cannot think of right now.). After about three hours total of cleaning, reading and trial and error, behold the fruit of my labor:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.