Date: 01-09-2007, 12:53 AM (1 of 6)
|I stumbled across this form the other day. I am new to sewing. I took a so-so quality beginner's sewing class (attempted a tote bag and PJs), and am now trying to teach myself how to sew. I'd like to get to the point where I can sew my own pants, skirts, and blouses. I haven't found an instructor around here, so I'm hoping to get a lot from this forum!||
Member since: 01-07-2007
Total posts: 11
Date: 01-09-2007, 06:56 AM (2 of 6)
There is always somebody willing to help - and plenty of old posts to look through and learn from when you've got a few spare minutes (or hours).
Welcome and hope you enjoy.
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
Date: 01-09-2007, 12:25 PM (3 of 6)
Hi and welcome!
Have you tried Adult classes/Community colleges, etc. ?
You can certainly get answers to anything here.
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
Date: 01-09-2007, 05:26 PM (4 of 6)
Hello, there are lots friendly, helpful people here.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
Date: 01-10-2007, 06:04 PM (5 of 6)
|one of the best things you can do is read your pattern guide. Also find you an older person at Your church or at the senior center in your town and ask them if they know of anyone that sews in your area. Contac the home ec. dept. at the school in your town. Maybe that will help you. Good luck mary||
Member since: 01-07-2007
Total posts: 3
Date: 01-10-2007, 09:31 PM (6 of 6)
I found Kwik Sew patterns great to learn from. They just seem to explain everything clearer than the other companies. I still get confused on how some things are done, and find myself pulling it apart to try a different interpretation of the instructions.
But you will always find someone here that can explain a "sticky situation" easily. You just have to ask.
Have fun sewing.
I'm happiest when I am sewing!
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
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