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From: MaryW
Date: 02-01-2007, 10:52 AM (1 of 12)
Well, it's about time. A website about men sewing for women.
He has a very nice blog too.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: CaboBill
Date: 02-01-2007, 02:41 PM (2 of 12)
I started mainly out of necessity. My ex-wife and I had been given a couch when we moved into her mothers house after she had moved. The couch was okay but my ex wanted some big, overstuffed pillows. Since her mother had left her Singer (circa 1967) behind with the instruction book, I sat down and made the pillows. From there it snowballed into pillows with fringe and with zippers.

After that, Hawaiian shirts were starting to make a comeback:bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: I figured, how hard could it be? I've been hooked ever since and plan to start my own business making shirts and dresses for people that are going to have a wedding similar to mine. i.e., On the beach, no shoes, sunset, and close family and friends.

P.S.~ Anyone know where I can find patterns for guys clothing other than what is in the fabric stores?
Cabo Loco- "Paradise is closer than you think."
User: CaboBill
Member since: 06-29-2006
Total posts: 16
From: JustSewCrafty
Date: 02-01-2007, 03:43 PM (3 of 12)
I cant imagine my DH sewing anything....but my nephew..he's not bad.
May your bobbin always be full-
"Sewing is the new black"
User: JustSewCrafty
Member since: 10-04-2006
Total posts: 168
From: paroper
Date: 02-01-2007, 04:24 PM (4 of 12)
One of my good friends has sewn most of his life. In high school he designed and made his prom date's gown. He has made custom wedding gowns and sold them for $7000. He is quite good and this isn't even his is his hobby. He also does lovely crewel work.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: sewsassy
Date: 02-05-2007, 01:19 AM (5 of 12)
So glad you posted this. I added the site to my favorites right away.
User: sewsassy
Member since: 03-07-2005
Total posts: 24
From: beachgirl
Date: 02-07-2007, 08:47 PM (6 of 12)
That site will be a hit for sure. Sewing & carpentry are so close so why shouldn't a man sew. I do carpentry at times as a lot of women do. I don't go along with men's work or women's work. It just depends on their interest. I was raised on a farm & was outdoors working . I never wanted to be inside cooking ,cleaning, washing & etc. I do it but would much rather be working outside. My DH knows all about sewing but has never made a thing.He could if he needed to, I'm sure. I plan to check out that site often. From what I read he explains things very well.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: Addicted2Sewing
Date: 02-08-2007, 10:36 AM (7 of 12)
Men can do more than what they lead on. Awhile back I was trying to learn how to do the crocheting around the socks, and add beads. Well I purchased some instructions online for 5 dollars. That night my husband came home from work and asked me what I was doing. Here I was struggling trying to even get the thing started. He took it from me and sat down in the recliner and started doing it. I couldn't believe it, my own husband crocheting lol. So now before I purchase any instructions, I make sure that he doesn't know how to do it lol. :dave:
User: Addicted2Sewing
Member since: 02-01-2007
Total posts: 133
From: beachgirl
Date: 02-08-2007, 08:31 PM (8 of 12)
That was cute Addicted. I think a lot of men are so afraid some things aren't "manly" Those sock's are so cute. A friend of mine made really good money making those for people. There's a thought for you to ponder.:up:
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: Addicted2Sewing
Date: 02-09-2007, 10:23 AM (9 of 12)
Yes I knew there was good money to be made with those socks, but it's hopeless when it comes to me crocheting lol. I have tried and tried and just can't get the hang of it. So far the best thing I do is make hairbows. I'm learning to sew and made a few outfits for my daughters, but it is still sloppy work and I refuse to sell anything lol. I recently made a peasant top and was very PROUD of how it turned out. The sloppiness (if thats even a word) is slowly fading away. Hopefully I will have completed her outfit for Valentines and she can actually show it off in public lol. :bg:
User: Addicted2Sewing
Member since: 02-01-2007
Total posts: 133
From: OrigamiFox
Date: 02-25-2007, 09:33 AM (10 of 12)
Hey CaboBill,

Have you looked at Wild Ginger's Tailor Made program? NAYY, I have the PatternMaster Boutique for women and just love it. With TailorMade you can draft your own patterns. Check it out--they have a free demo you can download.

Thanks for sharing your love for sewing with us!:bg:

User: OrigamiFox
Member since: 03-07-2005
Total posts: 10
From: vickyb61
Date: 02-27-2007, 01:44 PM (11 of 12)
Here's an updated link for SewManly:
User: vickyb61
Member since: 02-22-2007
Total posts: 10
From: IsabelleB
Date: 02-28-2007, 08:34 AM (12 of 12)
That is wonderful Mary. Thank you for the link.
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
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