Sewing Lesson

Ever since I stepped into the design world I've wanted to learn how to sew.  Items like throw pillows and drapery panels are so ridiculously overpriced - I would love to be able to whip up my own.  I did receive a vintage sewing machine for Christmas but that was over a year ago and I have yet to touch the darn thing! I was way too intimidated. I knew I wanted lessons but I didn't want to go to some classroom with modern sewing machines.  I wanted to learn on MY machine.

Then out of nowhere.....Groupon offers up the perfect deal! I was able to purchase a private two hour sewing lesson with the wonderful Jessica Dooley.  I cashed in on my deal last night and it was so fun seeing that needle go up and down and actually sew two pieces of fabric together! Jessica was a fabulous teacher and sooo easy to work with. She comes out to your home and helps you learn on your machine.  If you live in the LA area and are looking to learn a thing or two about sewing she's your gal. You can find all her info at

My masterpiece - A real life pillow!  I used a remnant of fabric to practice - once I've mastered it I'll use the good stuff.