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From: palomares05
Date: 05-23-2007, 04:34 PM (1 of 9)
Hi!!! I'm so glad to be here. My name is Carrie and I'm very new to sewing. I'm a cross-stitcher at heart, but have become obbsessed with thread crochet!!! And now I'm turning to sewing as well. I'm a nursing student and the cost o scrubs are ridicioulous, therefore i'm resorting to makeing my own. It's a lot cheaper. I can make an entire set for the cost of less than one top!!! Well I'm glad i'm here and I look forward to chatting with everyone and learning something in the process.
User: palomares05
Member since: 05-22-2007
Total posts: 1
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-23-2007, 05:31 PM (2 of 9)
Hello and welcome to the group. I also love crocheting. I'm sure you'll find this to be a very nice group of people.
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: Pudge99
Date: 05-23-2007, 06:21 PM (3 of 9)
Welcome from a fellow San Antonian. Lots of great help here. If you ever want to know about the local fabric shops just let me know. I have been to most of them.:shock:
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: vickki
Date: 05-23-2007, 06:30 PM (4 of 9)
Welcome Carrie glad you joined us....I like crocheting as well,however I'm not that good at it...I can follow the pattern better than the written instructions...I love to knit....
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: Sancin
Date: 05-23-2007, 09:45 PM (5 of 9)
Welcome, Carrie
I am a retired nursing instructor. I hear you on making uniforms and made my own for many years, especially when white and aprons were not required. As a mat child family nurse I never had to wear caps (you may have heard of them :smile:) and eventually didn't have to wear my worst colour, white. I used to advise students to avoid making uniforms with sythetics (cause static and odours stay in fabric even after washing). Use all cotton with just a hint of poly to cut down on the ironing. Also try to use a heavier weight cotton than shirting or sheeting cotton as they stay down/hang better. Good luck in your studies. I hope nursing is a good a profession as it has been for me and that you 'cotton on to' sewing as well as crocheting. :bluesmile
*~*~*~* 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
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-23-2007, 09:48 PM (6 of 9)
Hi Carrie,
Welcome to the group. Hope to hear lots from you. What type of machine do you have? Do you want to work in private practice or hospital? Good luck on your sewing adventures.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: esrun3
Date: 05-23-2007, 10:37 PM (7 of 9)
Hi Carrie, Welcome to the group! I've made lots of scrubs in my lifetime, they stitch up fast and easy once you get the hang of them.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-24-2007, 03:10 AM (8 of 9)
Welcome, Carrie! I was thinking of making some scrubs for my sister. Just waiting for her to come over so I can show her the patterns online. All the big pattern companies offer several of them! :bluesmile
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-24-2007, 04:25 AM (9 of 9)
Welcome Carrie - look forward to seeing you around.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
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