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From: mysticmomma123
Date: 07-25-2006, 10:34 PM (1 of 12)
Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum, and I just LOVE it...I've learned soooo much already just from reading, plus, I feel like I know you all already! I'm 43, and just got my first sewing machine last Christmas from my wonderful mother! It's just a simple little Singer 1120, but I love it! She used to sew all my clothes when I was growing up, but I never truly appreciated them! Now, I am finding that sewing is quickly becoming a passion of mine as well! Have a great day, and I look forward to chatting with you all!
User: mysticmomma123
Member since: 07-20-2006
Total posts: 4
From: beachgirl
Date: 07-25-2006, 11:58 PM (2 of 12)
Welcome to the group.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: ncdebra
Date: 07-26-2006, 12:46 AM (3 of 12)
Welcome...........I'm pretty new here too!
You will love it here....I learn something everyday.
Debra :smile:
User: ncdebra
Member since: 07-19-2006
Total posts: 23
From: blackie
Date: 07-31-2006, 06:23 PM (4 of 12)
Hello newbies!

I have a handout I wrote for my Beginning Sewing class:

[ download ] (

You're welcome to them if they help you!
see the mundane life of a housewife.
User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: Bsalet
Date: 08-11-2006, 02:30 AM (5 of 12)
Hey Blackie I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your notes, they were very informative and helpful :)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: my2girlies
Date: 08-11-2006, 10:08 AM (6 of 12)
Blackie -
Thanks for sharing!! I hope you do not mind if I downloaded them,too!!
User: my2girlies
Member since: 03-25-2005
Total posts: 154
From: blackie
Date: 08-11-2006, 02:19 PM (7 of 12)
I am glad for anyone to use them. Eventually I will take the link down but anyone can PM me if they can't get them.
see the mundane life of a housewife.
User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: esrun3
Date: 08-11-2006, 04:25 PM (8 of 12)
Welcome to the group! You'll find lots of help here as well as just plain fun.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MartySews
Date: 08-11-2006, 10:35 PM (9 of 12)
Welcome to the group. Remember when sewing clothing, DO NOT BUY PATTERNS BY YOUR RTW SIZE. Buy patterns by YOUR CURRENT MEASUREMENTS. This will save you a lot of grief in the long run. A great beginner's book is "Sewing 101".
Happy Stitching!
Marty :love:
It takes one moment to change a life.
User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-14-2006, 01:26 AM (10 of 12)
Another useful tip is knowing the ease that is built into the pattern, such as loose fitting, means really loose. I have found now that the more I sew for myself the more I really watch the patterns to see how they look and are designed. I get really tired of bying a pattern, starting to sew it up and having to readjust things over and over. I haven't learned enough about fitting the pattern before sewing it, but am learning. Sewing is a great hobby!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: Sew-blessed
Date: 09-09-2006, 11:49 PM (11 of 12)
Hi and welcome! I just joined a while back but I hope to get to know everyone soon! I have been sewing for a little over 6 years. I make diaper bags and handbags for ebay and local people too! If there is anything I can help you with just let me know!


Success in the making!

Tina Wells

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User: Sew-blessed
Member since: 09-05-2006
Total posts: 16
From: Sancin
Date: 09-10-2006, 01:55 AM (12 of 12)
Welcome Mystic Mama. I love anybody or thing that is mystic! Also welcome to all the many newcomers that have arrived over the summer. We love to see you all, hear what you are learning and what you can teach us. This truly is the best forum on the web, so well organized and pretty. Mary is responsible for it all and we all appreciate her very much. :smile:
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
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