I believe a sewing machine is another bride, “Best Gift”. There are so many simple things you can do to spruce up a new home, add to your wardrobe, etc., inexpensively if you have a sewing machine. And, by sewing things yourself you can get just the right colors and design for your project.
I know this seems like an expensive item and it is. But… as I’ve shared before, go in with other family members to purchase this Best Gift item. Most people would love to know what to get the bride and even more excited to pitch in on something that will be loved, used, and cherished for years.
Our oldest daughter left home with a Janome DC2010 that was purchased from “The Top Stitch” our local fabric store. It was purchased for about $500.00. She loves it! It’s a great machine for a beginner or intermediate seamstress and can be used for anything: crafts, clothing and other household items. It’s so fun to go to her house and see the things she has done with some fabric and her machine.
I taught my girls to sew while they were growing up. However, it’s easy to get into an adult sewing class. Most shops that sell machines have beginning sewing classes. Don’t let not knowing how to sew hold you back if you think it’s something you just might enjoy. Plus, why throw out a piece of clothing if all it needs is a simple repair? My machine has saved me lots of money over the years.
Eryn’s friend Hannah even came over and used it to sew a baby blanket for one of her friends. It’s a very purposeful gift (oh how I love purposeful) that you can have a lot of fun with by yourself, and with others. My girls and have talked about taking a sewing project workshop class at our local sewing store, The Top Stitch. They have the cutest projects to do. And… Carrie, the owner, is as sweet as they come.
This hasn’t happened yet, but it will. We are currently doing something else once a month together (Heritage Makers), I’ll share on that later. Getting together with my married daughters has been such a blessing! I’m so thankful they want to hang out with me.
Are you planning a get-together with your married daughters or maybe daughters-in-law? I hope so, they need us and I know I love to spend time with them.
So, get this “Best Gift” and stay connected!