Actually, today was the first time I've ever watched a YouTube video about sewing something, and the whole time she was explaining the ins and outs of making a pillowcase with French seams I was like, "Yeah, that looks easy. Totally makes sense. I can do that . . ."
Reality check: The sewing machine and I haven't spent any quality time together since I took that quilting class in junior high, I hate measuring fabric/ always freak out about not getting the sizes right, and I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time.
But hey! The girl on YouTube can do it! Why can't I?
So, 10 minutes of looking for my thread & bobbin, 25 minutes of figuring out how to thread the machine, 1 episode of Chuck (paused many times), and 2ish hours of sewing later, here we are . . . with a perfectly finished pillowcase! I know, that took a while, but it's done! And I didn't have to rip out a single seam (mostly because I don't own a seam ripper so I made extra careful to do things right the first time).
See those polka dots?? I MADE that without help (that is if a few google searches and calls to mom don't count)
Maybe I should try this sewing thing more often . . .
P.S. It kind of looks like a throw pillow in that picture, but it's a pillowcase for our bed, just in case you were wondering.