I bought a sewing machine. I know how to use it; I took Home Ec in high school and I got an “A.” Now I just don’t know what to do with it.
Background: I am a short man. 5’3". 5’4" on a good day. As a short man, you learn very early in life there is no such thing as “pants that fit.” The usual solution is to buy any pair of pants that fit your waist, then either get them professionally tailored, or just roll up the legs to the appropriate level. Rolling them up works fine in a pinch, but it makes the bottom of the pants heavy and IMO looks terrible. So rather than spending the money to hire a tailor, I took to cutting and hemming them up by hand, which is a very time- and labor-intensive process, for me at least, and the results are utilitarian at best.
After doing this for many years, I recently bought a bunch of new pants and I’m sick of hemming by hand, so just last week I bought a sewing machine. Fixed all my pants over the weekend, and that problem is solved.
But now I have a new problem: I have this sewing machine just sitting on a desk with no tasks until the next time I buy new pants. It was relatively cheap; I bought a basic Brother beginner’s model for $80, and it worked great with my pants, but now I just feel like I should be doing something else with it.
Anyways, anyone have suggestions for simple projects for a beginner? A male beginner?