January 05, 2015

The Day I Learned to Sew

I posted three years ago “5 Things You Want to Do Before You Get Old” and learning to sew is one of my list.  I wanted to have sewing skill because it is really hard to look for tailoring shop here in our place especially if my son needs costume for school. There are several shops but not all are willing to accept a rush order.

Few years ago, I was checking TESDA site to see if they offer sewing class and if they have branch near our place. But I could not find anything or I just don’t know how. Lol 

Last Christmas, my husband gifted me a Brother GS2700 sewing machine. Whoa! I have zero sewing machine skills and I don’t even know how to put a thread in the needle. As in, I have zero knowledge in operating sewing machine. I wanted to learn how to sew but I was not expecting that I will have sewing machine first without attending any sewing class. We don’t have sewing class in school, all I can remember is we had a sewing project in Home Economics that we need to submit. 


Back to the sewing machine, since I don’t know how to operate it, my husband set it up for me because the staff in Automatic Center had no idea too. He need to try it for warranty. Napaandar naman niya. 

Brother GS2700 Features: 
• LED Light
• Automatic needle threader
• Automatic one step button hole
• Quick Set bobbin
• Stitch length/width adjustment
• Instructional DVD included 

Two days after Christmas, 

Hubby: “Hon, gamitin mo naman gift ko” 
Me: Agad-agad, di nga ko marunong 

Hmmm, sayang naman ang sewing machine and pati frabric meron na rin so after our breakfast, I checked my Pinterest Sewing Board. O di ba, I have sewing board talaga kahit wala ko alam. I looked for easy sewing projects that I could try. I printed a Pajama pattern and connect everything but I have to stop because we’re going to Night Sky Cinema



The following day, I started reading the manual so I will have an idea on how to operate the machine. I need to learn how to prepare the bobbin thread, upper threading and the different stitches. I was forced to learn this skill. Lol My first project was DIY pajama and I did it.

Read: DIY Pajama

Good thing there was DVD tutorial too so at least I have basic knowledge on how to operate it. There are sample projects in their DVD which is tote bag and drawstring pouch that I can try.

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try"

I’m happy because I’m learning a new skill and I hope this year 2015 I can enroll myself in sewing class. I need to know the types of fabric, sewing terms, and even the tools that I need. Marami pa ko kakainin na sinulid.

28 comments:

  1. Oh this is so nice! I have been secretly wanting a sewing machine too but like you, I don't know how! Look at all cool DIY stuff over at Pinterest!

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  2. Such an accomplishment! Truly one of the great mommy hobby to learn . This is actually one I look forward to when we move to our new home. :)

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  3. I have tried years before and not sure if I still know how.

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  4. Marami pa akong kakaining sinulid! Love it. Trying out a new passion always brings a different kind of high and sense of fulfillment. Sana makabreakthrough rin ako this year with a new passion : baking! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, there is sense of fulfillment after finishing one project. :) Baking is fun, go try it.

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  5. I wanna see the final product! By the way, I'm pretty sure there are sewing classes in Craftsy.com. :-)

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    1. I got a pattern from craftsy.com but I haven't explore the site. I'll check the sewing classes. Thanks!

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  6. You have a very supportive husband, who listens and knows how to take a que.

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    1. Yes, I'm so blessed because he is very supportive to me. :)

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  7. I remember sewing when I was in high school. We had an entire year doing just this in THE class. Hehehe. Goodluck on your sewing career :)

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  8. magaling si nanay (lola) ko sa pananahi, ito ang trabaho nya noon, nakakaaliw at pinaglalaruan namin ang makina nya, nagagalit pa nga pag nabali ang needle :) yun lang walang nagmana sa amin :) natuto ako slight nun pero hangang damit lang ni barbie feel ko gawin :P

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  9. I'm not very domesticated (seriously, I can't manage the house by myself) but I have slowly started learning how to cook and bake. Siguro next time pag-aaralan ko na ring manahi para ako na ang gagawa ng costumes ng mga bata.

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  10. Gusto ko makira yung finished pajama hihi. There are classes in UP College of Home Economics for sewing. Maybe you check too :)

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  11. Ang mahal kaya magpaputol ng pantalon nowadays so tipid na yan at un mga konti konting repair. Maganda yang Christmas gift sa iyo makaktipid kayo in the long run.

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. True, I just remember my son's Igorot costume, bahag lang ha P250. Kapiraso tela at walang effort na pagtahi naman. :)

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  12. You know what? This is something I actually want to learn how to do but haven't gotten around to doing. Nakakatuwa no? :)

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  13. Fortunately, I know how to sew since it is part of my THE subject back in grade school.

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  14. Ung pagtatabas ang DI me gaanong marunong! :D

    Push mo yan sis! Kht repairs lng makakatipid din un. :)

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  15. It's inspiring that you really focused on something you wanted to learn despite having zero knowledge on it. Personally, I don't like to sew but I have wanted to do some things and maybe this year I'll get to learning them.

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  16. sewing is a handy skill for mums to learn. imagine all the $$ you can save if you can sew your little one's pajamas + costume for halloween or school performance. this is also something i hope to learn one of these days. that sewing machine is just the perfect motivation, ayt? :)

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  17. After you commented on my post that you also got a sewing machine for Christmas, hinanap ko yung post mo about it and landed here. I'm currently watching pa the dvd for the instruction and soon will try it na talaga.. :-)

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  18. My husband bought me the same model today, maganda reviews ng GS2700 kaya ito napili ko, bukod sa affordable siya.

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  19. Hi! Ask ko lang 240 volts 50 hz din ba brother gs2700 mo sis? Kasi yung sa akin sa Malaysia binili ng husband ko ipapadala pa lang. Kasi dito sa Philippines 220 volts 60hz.Since few months mo na ginagamit brother mo wala ba naging problem?

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    1. I just checked 230v and 50hz sa kin and so far wala naman problem though bihira ko kasi siya gamitin pag may gusto lang ako tahiin. :)

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  20. Naku panu kaya bakit magkaiba ang volts ng machine natin, hindi kaya ako magkaron ng problem, yung sa akin kasi made in Vietnam, pero sa mga ibang na research ko made in China. Pero ang hz parehas although 60 hz dito sa Philippines marami kasi ako nabasa baka mag overheat dahil magkaiba ng frequency 50 at 60hz dito sa Pinas, ngayon problem pa voltage magkaiba.. Sis thanks sa info.Magtanong din ako sa electrical expert kung anu dapat gawin, kasi kung alangan talaga hindi ko na ipapadala sa husband ko ipa benta ko na lang sa Malaysia, unless pwede lagyan ng adapter or converter ng voltage. Kasi yung frequency na 50 hz hindi na ma convert. Sana lang 220-240 volts ang pwede dito sa pinas pag ganun ok na sis. Thanks sa reply! Balitaan kita soon!

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    1. It was a gift kasi so wala rin ko idea about the volts and hz. Dito naman binili sa Pinas so I assume pwede gamitin dito. Try to call brother office baka masagot nila.

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