I wanted to post about a fabulous book I bought the other day called Stitch By Stitch, Learning to Sew One Project At A Time, by Deborah Moebes.
I opened the cover and swear that I heard heavenly voices and felt the warmth of an angelic glow funneling down from Heaven onto the pages. Finally! A sewing guide for REAL beginners!
I love the writing style, the fact that the author doesn't assume you know how to find things like a seam allowance (or even know what a seam allowance is), she tells about things like fabrics and their characteristics and starts you with genius projects like making a stitch drawing to learn how to use your machine.
I've decided to make almost each an every project in her book in my attempt to learn how to sew. Rather than feeling completely hopeless, I'm excited again and am excited to show off my first project; a fabric applique that I made from fabric and then stitched on!