We had a plan, my aunt and me, we were going to make some feeding placemats for my dogs.
We began this process last week when we spent a couple of hours at the store just deciding what fabrics we would use. After that we just needed to pick a day we had time to do this and that day was today.
The process to make these placemats included ironing and sewing, both of which I had never done but today was the day to learn how to do both.
Ironing was easy even though I was scared of burning my poor fingers. Saying it’s easy doesn’t mean I liked it, it made my arms tired, but it was easy.
Then came the hard part, sewing.
I had never used a sewing machine before so knowing everything I had to do before I started was hard to remember. Also, that sewing machine is for right handed people, which I am not, this made making the string go in a straight line difficult.
This made me frustrated, thinking I was messing it up, but I didn’t give up and with a lot of help from my aunt we were able to finish, or almost finish. We just need to do one more thing and we’re done.
My first sewing experience and I made a pretty decent feeding placemat for my dogs so let’s se how my next sewing experience goes.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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4 thoughts on “My first sewing project”
These look great!
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Thank you! I was afraid I would screw it up but after three hours we were able to make them look good