As luck would have it, this past weekend was a a Founder's sale at Jo-Ann's so I stocked up on most of the basics including pins, a cutting mat, rotary cutter, fabric, and thread. After reading through the instruction manual and watching the DVD I started off easy with winding bobbins.
I know this is going to be a great learning experience. I'll admit I had no clue what a bobbin was or what it did until I read the manual.
As for actual projects I started small with pillows. Mom had a couple of old pillows that she wanted to cover for her summertime bedding, so I tested out my limited skills on some left over material until I was comfortable enough to tackle the 2 larger pillows.
In the future I'll remember to iron the fabric before sewing. While I was at it, I figured a couple of A&M pillows wouldn't hurt for our home.
For those of you that sew, what are some relatively easy and fun projects that you have made?