Date: 05-29-2007, 11:15 PM (1 of 9)
|HI! New to this web site. Thiught I would proceed on as I am trying to pick my sewing again- it has been 10 years..My youngest is getting older and doing a lot of her own thing..So mom needs to find her hobbies to stay busy. I have started many projects over the years, some unfinished. LOTS of patterns - Lots of fabric!||
Member since: 05-29-2007
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From: grandma C
Date: 05-30-2007, 12:47 AM (2 of 9)
Welcome, I am sure you will enjoy this site. "so many nice folk here and sewing wisdom abounds.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
Date: 05-30-2007, 01:52 AM (3 of 9)
Sounds like a great idea! Having a hobby can be a real sanity saver and something like sewing is not just fun it's useful too.
Look forward to hearing about and seeing some of the projects you mentioned.
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
Date: 05-30-2007, 05:39 AM (4 of 9)
Hello and welcome to the group.
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: 05-30-2007, 08:31 AM (5 of 9)
Hi and welcome to the group. Just jump into your fabric stash and start sewing!
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
Date: 05-30-2007, 08:43 AM (6 of 9)
Hi and welcome to the group. When I jumped back into sewing 7 years ago after about a 10 year hiatus, I felt like I had to learn everything all over again. I joined a sewing guild, updated my machines, and started with the basics. It didn't take too long to start to remember how to do things. I'm still learning because there are so many new techniques today that wasn't being used back then (at least I hadn't heard about them). I also started to invest in some sewing books (book addict here) and DVD's by the top teachers. Today, I feel like my sewing is so much better. Hope this will give you some encouragement. Happy Stitching!
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
Date: 05-30-2007, 10:17 AM (7 of 9)
Welcome to the gang! You'll find the basics are the same as they were several years ago in sewing. To me, it's like riding a bike, hope you enjoy yourself!
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From: Stuart Anderson
Date: 05-30-2007, 10:30 AM (8 of 9)
Hi and welcome to the group
Swimwear Pattern Guy
User: Stuart Anderson
Member since: 05-24-2007
Total posts: 12
Date: 06-18-2007, 01:05 AM (9 of 9)
If you don't have an American Sewing Guild
neighborhood group nearby (you can do a search for it.. great group nation wide) try a community college OR a some cities offer classes in adult education for about 5.00 per semester. all those places will but you in contact with people who sew or teach sewing not to make money selling you stuff but to encourage and for friendship. My sewing skills got better each time I signed up for a new class..also makes me actually finish it and show it off to the other ladies in the group who actually care about it..sometimes kids or husbands just say Nice job not really even looking at what you are doing. But where ever you go to practice and learn new stuff take your manual with you. there is an "in house vocabulary" as there is in most skills that can make a person quit because they dont understand what the instructions mean or what the teacher is saying. take pen or pencil and jot down notes maybe even keep samples of the stitches or techniques so you can do it again. I hope you fall in love with sewing its a great productive hobby not to mention artistic or very practical. Keep in touch, Joni in CA
15 mintues a day minimum.. get to your studio and make something!
Member since: 06-14-2007
Total posts: 16
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