*After important things, like law mowers, have been dealt with.
Given that my sewing lately has been by hand or with fabric glue (sorry all of you stitchers out there! I didn't want to sew my pillow shams by hand!) I am really excited by this book. The first projects are tea towels and napkins that will teach you how to hem with folded and mitered corners. Each project builds on the skills learned in a previous project, until you are making bags and skirts and maybe even a toy!
Not every project in this book is something I would want to own or use in my house, but I can see the value in them to learn a skill. Do I want tea towels for my kitchen? No, but Lucky might want some in his (soon to be purchased) play kitchen.
Learning to sew will be more than just an exploration of a new craft for me. I hope to gain a skill that will be useful in our home. I love making costumes and have so far made some awesome things without a sewing machine, imagine what I could do if I learn to follow a pattern? (I am not interested in learning to make clothing for adults, but baby garments and costume accessories seem reasonable to me.)
Hopefully within the next year I'll be able to start sharing my progress with all of you! First I need a sewing machine. Any recommendations?