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From: avon247
Date: 04-07-2006, 01:34 AM (1 of 8)
I dont know anything about sewing, but i have always wanted to make clothes. I do little things with a needle but thats about it. Do i need to go to a fashion school or is there any way i can teach myself at home/
for everything avon!
User: avon247
Member since: 04-07-2006
Total posts: 1
From: IlovemySinger
Date: 04-07-2006, 03:08 AM (2 of 8)
You can take classes at your local fabric or sewing machine retailers.
User: IlovemySinger
Member since: 03-31-2006
Total posts: 27
From: MaryW
Date: 04-07-2006, 07:59 AM (3 of 8)
There are basic lessons right here on our site.

You may benefit further from taking lessons from someone in your home. Start with very simple things and a basic machine. We can help you step by step.

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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-07-2006, 08:02 AM (4 of 8)
I think most of us here were self taught. A good book, and a beginner class if you can find one, can give you a good start. And you can always ask us.
Just start with a very easy pattern.
I'm sure some of the folks here can give you the names of some good beginner books. There is a for dummies one, I know.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: paroper
Date: 04-07-2006, 09:51 AM (5 of 8)
Many colleges and vo tech schools also offer beginners classes. It helps to be able to see things demonstrated in person, but certainly we can get you over the humps if you decide to start out on your own.

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User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 04-07-2006, 07:48 PM (6 of 8)
If self-starting is not your style, or it gets you started but you want to go further and need a little direction, well.... **Here** is a great place to keep on visiting!!! Also, some of the shops that offer lessons run an ongoing drop-in & sew class: You bring whatever you're working on, and they provide you guidance as needed. Me, I like to go about things on my own, make mistakes, and then watch a sewing show and see how it was meant to be done in the first place! Suit yourself, and get sewing so that you can actually suit yourself!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: bluebirdie
Date: 04-07-2006, 09:54 PM (7 of 8)
Sorry to side track. I just want to thank Mary for pointing the lessons link on this site. I did not know it was there! Blush!

Read it and already found some answers to my questions. Great lessons!
- Robin
User: bluebirdie
Member since: 03-12-2006
Total posts: 139
From: swartzrn
Date: 04-08-2006, 09:25 AM (8 of 8)
I have learned alot from the lessons on the site and also bought a "sewing for dummies" book. It was simple to read and has the basics which is definately where you need to start.
One bit of advice is to use a pattern and read it thoroughly before doing anything.
Sewing is an addiction! I love it and now I wonder why it took me so long to get back into it!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
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