A few months ago, my colleague friend Jas, asked me if I am interesting in signing for a class. It is a class to sew your own stuffed animals. But you must know, I am not the most crafty person. I often have my nanny or cousin to do my Home Economics projects for me (there I said, Home Economic teacher, if you are reading this, I am sorry I disappointed you) and the one time I sewn a jumpsuit for my Home Economics class, I ended looking like a constipated prostitute (True Story). But I don’t want to pass out the chance to make a stuffed toy for Naj so I went ahead and signed up.
Jas and I found each other on the same bus going to the class. The class was going to be in the teacher’s home. We were greeted by Amy into her lovely home. Amy is part of the duo that started, Sew-Into-It. Sew-Into-It is a love project of Amy and Karen which stems from their affair with sewing since 2009. They have been conducting sewing workshops here in Singapore. I love the name “Sew-Into-It”. I love how playful it is. So into it, sew into it. Get it? Hehe….
Amy gave us some refreshments before we start and she showed us the “machine” that we will conquer for the evening. I have to be honest, I was a bit scared of it. Sensing my apprehension, Amy told us that this sewing machine is much user-friendly than the ones used in the earlier days because this one is electric. Jas and I both got our own sewing machine for the evening. By the way, if you need a sewing machine check out reviews from top brands at bestsewingmachinereviewspot.com
Amy asked me and Jas if we have any background in sewing. Both of us gave her a sheepish look and revealed our lack of skills in sewing. I hope we haven’t challenged Amy’s patience in teaching us that night. She showed us the ropes before we proceed. We did a few practices stitches in some fabrics first.
I will be making a sleepy pigeon stuffed toy pillow while Jas wanted to make a giraffe. Here is my cut-off fabrics that I will work on which Amy had already prepared.
Jas was concentrating on her sewing here.
Amy is a very patient teacher to us and is very attentive to what we are doing. She taught us how to adjust the machine, the different stitching and how to make a straight stitch.
I sewn the cut-out fabric together. It looks easy but I was sweating especially in the beak part.
I am now ready to stuff this sleepy pigeon and make it soft and cuddly.
Jas was very happy with her giraffe which she will give to her fiancé. Great job, Jas!
Here is my sleepy pigeon. I am so proud of my little creation here. And I am happy to say Naj likes the pigeon stuffed pillow too.
Thank you Amy for teaching us the art of sewing. I must say, sewing can be addicting and therapeutic activity. I had such a great night!
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Sew-Into- Website: http://www.sewintoit.com.sg
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