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From: mozeyrn
Date: 08-07-2007, 10:28 PM (1 of 5)
I've done the Fast & Easy, See n' Sew, It's So Easy and Stitch n' Save. How does Kwik Sew compare to these? Are their instructions easier to understand? :smile:
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 08-08-2007, 12:21 AM (2 of 5)
I have never used Fast & Easy nor any of the other but have used alot of kwik sew patterns and find them very easy to sew and no problem with the instructions. The diagrams are easy to understand as well. Another pattern company you might like to try is Shirley Adams stuff.She use to have a program on T.V. and I learnt alot from watching her, don't know if she is still on or not, but haven't seen her for along time. Linda McPhee (Sew much Fun) is another good one to watch. I try to watch the quilting shows as well ( I don't quilt) but it helps me understand how to fit things together.
Wow, I really got off the subject didn't I?:bolt:
User: woodywoodpecker
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 242
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-08-2007, 01:52 AM (3 of 5)
I like Kwik Sew for the fit, though I find I tend to trace the patterns onto pattern paper as the heavy paper they are on doesn't cut well when laid on top of knits. But the directions are good, easy to follow!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: sewingrandma
Date: 08-08-2007, 03:41 PM (4 of 5)
I prefer Kwik Sew, except for the price, over most other patterns because of the fit, simplicity, ease of sewing, simple instructions/diagrams. I do have the books for babies, toddlers, children and women. There are enough patterns to make a complete wardrobe plus the book gives easy directions on how to alter the given pattern pieces to make other styles. Jackets from blouses, hoodies from t-shirts etc. I've gotten so use to tracing pattern pieces that it is second nature now. I actually started tracing when my grand daughters started needing different sizes.
User: sewingrandma
Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 08-09-2007, 06:01 PM (5 of 5)
Kwik Sew tells you in the beginning to trace your size you need.. They dont intend for you to use that great heavyweight paper for the direct pattern.. That is why I have never had to buy a tee pattern.. The first Shirley Adams seminar I went to about 20 years ago was where I received my Free K-S pattern for a tee shirt.. She gave every attendee that pattern.. It has from XS to XL in the pattern and I have just traced them on tissue paper until I got that roll of Soil saver cloth from Lowes and started using that for my pattern tracing.. Someone above mentioned Shirley Adams and if you go to her website she has all her books on sale.. If you buy all that are available, you get all of them for little more than 1 of them cost originally.. The pictures might be a litle dated, but her instructions are top notch... She is the master at instruction.. She taught at the Univ. Level for years and years.. I learned pivot and slash from her programs in the 80's.. I still have most all of her 200 + programs on video tape.. I review them from time to time for a refresher when I need it..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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