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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: SmilieFace
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!
User: SmilieFace
Member since: 01-07-2007
Total posts: 11
From: PaulineG
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.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: lendube
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.

Lennie :bg:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: cshortsew
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
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: nana9
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:dave:
User: nana9
Member since: 01-07-2007
Total posts: 3
From: material_pakrat
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.

Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
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