It’s the reveal of the super-secret project I’ve been working on for so long! And it’s safe to say I’ve never been as excited about a post, or a project, as I am about this one. Nearly a year ago, I had an idea to make a tutorial that would get people started sewing. It would assume the reader knew nothing, and explain as clearly and approachably as I could make it, how sewing machines work and how to use them.
Well, it’s here, today! Hello Sewing Machine is a PDF e-book, available for instant download from my Etsy shop! I’ve spent the past year dreaming about it, writing it, drawing the illustrations, editing, doing design and layout, and learning so much about all of the above as I went. It’s kind of unreal to finally see the finished product on a screen in front of me.
So, do you have a sewing machine sitting in your closet? Would you like to get it out and start sewing? Do you already sew, but you have someone you’ve been wanting to teach? Do it today! This guide will get you going. It has everything you need to know about how your sewing machine works. I want Hello Sewing Machine to be a bridge between would-be sewers and all the patterns, sewing blogs, fabric stores, everything that’s out there to help you make whatever you want. All you have to do is take the first few steps to get started!
As you know if you’ve been reading this blog, I’m a firm believer in handmade, and that by being makers, we make our lives better in just about every possible way: more connected, more sustainable, more grounded, more satisfied, more joyous. It’s my hope that this little book will give more people the tools they need to realize those benefits in their own lives.
I’ll be celebrating this release with some very relevant beginning sewing posts (including an all new one on hemming jeans) plus some other very exciting things, so watch this space!
Congratulations Tasha! From the preview it looks beautifully done. I am sure I need it for a refresher course. I’m always wanting to make those little projects in the omiyage book Ann gave me long ago. And hem my jeans of course! I wore a pair this semester with stapled hems;)
Ha ha seriously you did? Well, a post with your name on it is coming up soon! 😉
And, thanks for the congratulations!
Oh wow, congratulations Tasha! That looks like it was a fair bit of work! I love your little hand-drawings. 🙂
Thanks Alessa! It was a lot of work, but really fun too, and I’m proud of how it’s come out!
I’m so excited for you! Your drawings make the idea come alive. Congratulations!! And I’m with Kathy, I need that jeans hemming post as well. Poor David walked around in pants crazy short for awhile (until he went to the thrift store for more) because i’m hemming hack “)
Thanks Barb! And, hemming jeans coming right up!