Well, I got a little impatient with my lessons. I haven't even started the next one yet. I just really wanted to make something. I came across this website with these instructions on how to make a reusable bag from an old t-shirt. It looked easy, so I made one! I even stepped it up a notch and made gussets. I had to search online for gusseting (is that a verb?) instructions and I wish I saved that link. It was super helpful. Anyway, here are some pics of my very first creation.
So since the last time I posted, I not only threaded my machine, I stitched a few rows! Look!
I really stitched 7 lines, but the 4th one was so bad that I had to practice my seam ripping skills. Turns out it is a lot easier to sew what the machine is threaded correctly. Who knew? I am pretty proud of those last 3 lines so I stopped on a high note. Next lesson? Turning or sewing corners, I'm not sure which. I am getting really motivated now that I am seeing results!