I bought a couple of books to help get inspired.
Sew-U by Wendy Miller is a great book that tells you what supplies to arm yourself with (forgive the pun) and techniques to feel confident right out of the gates.
Amy Butler’s baby book has great ideas for making things for little people. This was the first book that I bought. Somehow it’s less intimidating making things for my seven month old.
Both of these books come with patterns. I’ve bought the fabric. It’s clean and ironed. I’ve practiced with the sewing machine and am no longer intimidated by it. I know how to wind the bobbin, thread the needle, change the tension, and which foot to use.
I’m about to start cutting into the fabric for my first project: my son’s crib set (Butler book). After that I am going to make him booties (Butler book). Then I’m going to make an apron for me (vintage pattern). Then a set of colorful blocks for baby (Butler book.) Then a skirt for me (Miller book).
Once I’ve completed these projects, I’m keen to try working on stretch materials. I’ve asked for a serger for my birthday.