Learn to Sew & Save Yourself a Whole Lotta Money!

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Sewing is something that I’ve always wished I could do! I had a roomate in college that was a fashion design major and she always created THE COOLEST things. One time, she even made a winter coat. I was so impressed (still am!) to see the pattern come to life from a piece of paper to something she could actually use; it was kind of fascinating/magical.

I kept telling Aaron about how I wanted to sew some curtains for our new place and then I told him about how I wanted to make a new skirt and new coach pillows and I guess he picked up on a hint I didn’t realize I was putting down because he went and got me a sewing machine for Christmas. When I saw it I thought, “Finally! I’ll be able to sew and make everything I’ve been dreaming about (and save tons of money too)!!”

But then… reality hit and I remembered, “Oh yeah, I have no idea how to sew.” Wouldn’t you know it, I found out about this online sewing course called Home Ec. It’s self-paced, inexpensive, for beginners, and it’s full of 28 tutorials (of practical things you’ll actually use) that help you develop your skills as you go. It’s all about progressive development and confidence building. It’s an exciting course and I’m thrilled that I found out about it since sewing has been something I’ve always wanted to do. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the girls who run the E-Course are super neat people; they make it fun!

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I’m excited to make sooo many things. There is this duvet cover that I’ve got on my list, there are curtains that I want to make for the craft room, and, and, and… I’m gonna be happily busy sewing away, and I can’t wait!

What do you want to make?

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This is a sponsored post but, as always, all opinions are my own :) xo


7 thoughts on “Learn to Sew & Save Yourself a Whole Lotta Money!

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  1. The Norwegian Girl

    I have a sewing machine that I got 8 years ago, but it still works just fine. Might be because I haven´t used it too much.. But I did once redesign a skirt into a nice top! and wow, what compliments I got!!
    Sadly, it got thrown out sometime during a move, but I still have photos of it. I would love to have more time to redesign clothes! It`s a great way to use old clothes!!

  2. Annabel Vita

    I LOVE sewing – I bought a £20 second hand machine two years ago and have sewn a lot of different things, especially over the last year. I would say, though, that just like anything it can become a money suck. Learning the basics will really help you out when it comes to things like custom curtains or customising thrift store find, but if it becomes a passion then it can also be a temptation – to buy more fabric, notions and equipment.

    I’m not trying to discourage anyone, it’s just something to bear in mind! I also think the US has some cheaper fabric stores than are available in my area of semi-rural England. For me, it’s worth the money – I love making things. But I have a separate category in my budget for sewing stuff because it’s my hobby and I love it, but it’s not always cheap!

  3. christina

    i know this is an old post anna, but how did you find the course? do you sew lots now or did you?


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