I have two growing boys. I have become accustomed to buying them pants and having them folded up in inch increments and hemmed two inches high because they will undoubtedly need to have them pulled back down at the next growth spurt. It’s $10 for each pair of pants. However, I know my mom taught me how to do this but I just do not remember how to do it.
So, when I was visiting my mom this weekend, I asked her to help me remember how to use the sewing machine. Luckily, my mom is accustomed to my engineering curiosity so she gave me a detailed tutorial on proper setup of the machine and the necessary tension for different fabrics. She then went through a detailed demonstration of where setups can go wrong and cause unnecessary anger and frustration. She laughed as she told me that she has done all of it too many times and if she can help me avoid the issues even once, the world is a happier place.
End result = 3 pairs of little boy school pants properly hemmed and two adult shirts fixed. It was a victory day for spending time with my mom and (re)learning a skill.