Sew, What's Up

Sew What’s Up Presents

The Sew What’s New Archive

This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: sew la vie
Date: 12-28-2006, 09:18 AM (1 of 15)
Everyone can call me brazz. I'm a (very) new sewer and will be increasing your male population by 1 :smile: With all the jargon and precision work, sewing is an ideal hobby for guys. It's a wonder you don't see more actively involved.

Just bought my first machine (a manual Kenmore) over the holidays. My sister was an immense help in getting me started. I've made a flute bag already and am looking forward to my next conquest. I usually lurk longer before joining, but one member's signature made me feel so welcome. It was simply a listing of the sewing machines/sergers owned. Sensing a fellow gearhead, I signed immediately. I'm looking forward to learning from you all.


User: sew la vie
Member since: 12-26-2006
Total posts: 3
From: Brenisback
Date: 12-28-2006, 09:47 AM (2 of 15)
Welcome is great to have both male and female on this board...lots of great help on this board...enjoy...hope you have a ...Happy New Year

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
From: plrlegal
Date: 12-28-2006, 12:29 PM (3 of 15)
Welcome brazz. I've been encouraging my dh to take up sewing and he just laughs at me. Although, he is very good at test driving my machines when I need him to work on them.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Lillybooh
Date: 12-28-2006, 02:27 PM (4 of 15)
Hello and welcome. I am just learning and this group has been wonderful. I to say "Hey" to someone from my birthplace
User: Lillybooh
Member since: 10-26-2006
Total posts: 13
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 12-28-2006, 06:46 PM (5 of 15)
Welcome, Brazz..
You will love it here,.. I , for one more (like Lillybooh) am so glad to see another Tarheel join this site.. they say there is no such thing as a dumb question, so here goes... Is a flute bag supposed to hold a flute?? Just wondering , so please satisfy my curiosity.. LOL..
again, welcome, we are glad to have another male voice here..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: vickki
Date: 12-28-2006, 08:06 PM (6 of 15)
Welcome Brazz,you'll have lots of fun here and learn lots as I am.Happy New Year.Vickki
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: sew la vie
Date: 12-28-2006, 08:13 PM (7 of 15)
... Is a flute bag supposed to hold a flute??
Absolutely! It's really just a tube shaped piece of cloth with a bottom. It holds my bamboo flute. It was fairly simple with my sister's help. I need to make another for a larger flute I have. I've chosen a nice sort of pleather (really, it's nice :-D) for the outside and a fleecy, suede type material to line it with.
User: sew la vie
Member since: 12-26-2006
Total posts: 3
From: craftedbylouise
Date: 12-29-2006, 04:38 PM (8 of 15)
Welcome, and what part of NC are you from?

I use to live in the Catawba County area of NC, although its been MANY years since I have lived there I still find that I miss it and even sometimes thought about moving back there.
But alas my home is in Colorado where my parents still live
(which is why I moved back in 1998).

My husband had me to make 2 things for him and even sat with me to "watch" it do its thing, who knows maybe he will take up and interest in actually USING the machine for himself. But if he does than I fear I may never get to use it again for myself (giggles).

Take care and enjoy your new machine. What kind of machine did you get?
Brother nv1000 since 12-15-06
User: craftedbylouise
Member since: 12-25-2006
Total posts: 19
From: sew la vie
Date: 12-31-2006, 07:45 AM (9 of 15)
Welcome, and what part of NC are you from?

What kind of machine did you get?

I'm near Raliegh, what many call the Inner Banks or inland coastal plains. I bought a Kenmore 15616 mechanical. It's fairly basic, but has a one-step buttonholer. So far it sews as straight as I can!
User: sew la vie
Member since: 12-26-2006
Total posts: 3
From: swartzrn
Date: 12-31-2006, 02:36 PM (10 of 15)
HI Brazz--welcome to the group! We're in GA right now near Ft. Benning. I haven't been able to get my husband to sew although he will sew buttons and knows how to sew. He's helped me baste quilts though (guess that's a start, huh?) Welcome again!!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: esrun3
Date: 01-01-2007, 12:40 AM (11 of 15)
Hi Brazz and welcome to the gang! You'll love it here!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: PaulineG
Date: 01-01-2007, 03:31 AM (12 of 15)
Welcome and Happy New Year. I've always thought that sewing should be more of a guy thing because it is so much about construction - just using thread and sewing machine - not hammer and nails. For some reason I've not been able to convince the other half of that though.

Have a great time looking through the boards - catch up later.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: Karebear
Date: 01-05-2007, 06:01 PM (13 of 15)
I live in Pittsboro... about 25 miles west of Raleigh... BTW, there are some wonderful fabric stores in our state.

I have been sewing for quite some time....:shock: and I still learn something new every day.. This forum is wonderful.

"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User: Karebear
Member since: 01-24-2002
Total posts: 338
From: onebigladybug
Date: 01-05-2007, 09:00 PM (14 of 15)
Hi Brazz,
I'm new too. I just thought I'd say I think it's great for a guy to sew. I actually ran into a guy in the fabric store the other day with his wife in tow. I made the comment to him I'm sure he really liked hanging out here waiting for his wife. He told me no, I'm the sewer, she's here with me. She doesn't sew at all and he's been at it for years. Sew (lol) welcome aboard.

User: onebigladybug
Member since: 10-29-2006
Total posts: 2
From: VenusElaine
Date: 01-06-2007, 09:07 PM (15 of 15)
Hi, Brazz!
I think its great when men sew. I currently mentor my hairstylist, who is also the show director at our local alternative dance club. He sews much and well, but always calls me when his machine won't behave, something is really tricky, or he needs some of his performance wear fitted.
My fiance doesn't sew (but he does cook and clean, so I'll keep him!)

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
User: VenusElaine
Member since: 10-22-2005
Total posts: 126
Sew, What's Up
Search the “Sew What’s New” Archive:
Visit Sew What’s Up for the latest sewing and quilting tips and discussions.
This page was originally located on Sew What’s New ( at