So an update to let you know how my first beginners sewing class went and no I am by no means an expert…..yet but I am sure Michelle from Material Girl will soon have us as beginner’s experts!
After a tough few nights with a sick little man and being super busy at work I was too exhausted and up the walls to even think about attending the course that evening. However once I pulled up to the location, I sat in the car and thought to myself, I am going to go in here and not have a clue, I won’t know anyone or worse I will actually know someone and at times that can be even harder in these situations.
I always feel that when I am out of my comfort zone I become even more awkward as that sense of control I normally have is gone. So there I am sitting in my car (no doubt looking like a weirdo) telling myself that it is fine, that we will all be in the same boat.
So in I go and do you know what…it was grand. I could see that we all were at that awkward stage of starting a new thing and meeting new people so I instantly relaxed. Then Michelle asked us to introduce ourselves and explain why we wanted to do the class and what level we were at. Then panic set in….do I tell them I am writing a blog or do I just explain that I want to learn something new, something I have watched my mother do for years. I went with the latter, I just thought I can’t come right out and say I am now going to go home and write about this and share it with the world and its mother! I am happy to say, that I did tell the class at the end which I think is only right and for people who do not even know me they were so supportive.
So enough about me and back to the class content! I was really surprised at first when Michelle said we would not actually use the sewing machine that night, we would only go through the manual, understand the accessories, change the needle, and learn how to change the bulb and to know how to fix the thread if we run into problems. But you what it was the best thing ever as she said herself “it builds your confidence” and sure what is the point of learning how to use a sewing machine. If you don’t actually understand the mechanics of it and what to do if something goes wrong. I am a very logical person so this makes sense to me and it makes for a great base before we begin getting into the nitty gritty.
I came away from the class hopeful that I will be able to do this, happy that I went and with homework (it’s been awhile). More importantly with each challenge and blog posting, I am building my confidence in regards to the social unknown and reducing the anxiety about what others may think.
Can’t wait for next week!