I visited The Sewing Studio to try my hand at sewing. It’s a good thing I had my camera ready for this article. Otherwise, no one would believe it! The studio is the brainchild of Denise Wild, whose love of sewing drove her to open The Sewing Studio in 2004. Denise now has locations in both Toronto and New York City.
At first, I felt a bit intimated by rows of sewing machines. My sewing skills are zero. Luckily, our instructor Christina, gave us a run down on the machines and then the fun began!
Success! I threaded the machine without breaking it. Now to tackle the actual project – creating a business card holder. Christina had the fabrics ready to go, but we got to pick our own pattern.
I put my machine on super slow to avoid sewing my hand shut. It was actually really easy to operate, once my hands stopped shaking.
The beginnings of a masterpiece. Well, sort of.Poking out the corners was a bit harder than expected. I’m not ready for Project Runway just yet, but I was really proud of my creation! --- Lisa Jackson
Dying to try a class? The FIRST (25) readers to comment below with their email address and tell us why they want to learn how to sew, will receive a $25 gift certificate to use towards any class! We also have one sewing kit to gift to one lucky reader too.
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