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Posted on 06/16/2014 2:02:05 PM PDT by Roos_Girl
I've been dabbling in sewing off and on (mostly off) for a number of years. Mostly what I would call simple things like panel curtains, dog beds, etc. With a 2 year old outgrowing clothes so quickly I thought I might try my hand at making some simple items for him. We have weekly gardening threads and semi-weekly recipe threads. I was wondering if anyone might be interested in a weekly (or semi-weekly) sewing thread?
I’ve been sewing since I was old enough to sit at my mom’s old machine. She used to put the pedal on a stool for me. But yes, I’d like to participate in such a thread.
I have how to quilting videos online and have been garment sewing for the last 50 years. OMG, how is that even possible?? I would help.
I love to sew. I made an A-line sleeveless dress and loose jacket of the same fabric recently. I’ve made several versions of the jacket with different fabrics. I’ve thought of starting a sewing thread myself, but my “thing” is fighting the “global warming”/climate wars. Put me on your ping list if you are going to start a list. Maybe we could post photos of our projects.
My quilt made from my old BDUs. I probably could have used your advice when I was putting it together.
Why, you old sew and sew you! :-D
Looks like most of the responses are from women. I have to confess to being a long time closet male sewer. My best friend and sewing buddy was an active Navy seal.
I have a SailRite commercial sewing machine. I don’t sew much these days, but I make things as I need them & am always looking for sewing tricks.
I’m in favor. Sewing most of a long life. Do hand quilting now and machine things too.
Sute...maybe it’ll help me use up all the fabric I have (sewing people know what I’m talking about)
Sute = sure
Count me in! Began sewing at 9 years old at the Sears store sewing school. Can you even imagine that today? Over the years I’ve sewn clothes, quilts, curtains and slipcovers. Children’s clothes are great because they don’t have to fit perfectly. Elastic waist pants/shorts and simple pullover tops.
Sign me up. I’ve been sewing for a long time, but not so much lately. Want to get back to it. I have a brand new machine that I have done nothing with but set the tension. My favorite thing to do is take something old or worn and make something new and useful. Quilts are the first thing most people think of but the possibilities are only limited by imagination. I made my two boys lots of clothes out of their dad’s old stuff. Made my granddaughter a patchwork nightgown that she wore to rags by lengthening an old shirt pattern and adding pockets. She carried her guinea pig in the pocket! Take towels with holes in them and cut them down to washcloth size and zig zag the edges. I grew up with a sewing mother, grandmother, and aunts who lived through the depression. You can save dollars and have some fun if you put your imagination to work.
Darn it! Stitch together a sewing thread? That might rent the fabric of FR. There are a crazy quilt of opinions here. Not to needle your point on sewing, but I don’t think you can knit one here Pearl Too.
That sounds like a good idea. I just recently bought myself a new sewing machine (now that I’ve retired), so I can do some altering and mending of a half-closet full of things I can’t wear. I figured with these additional items, I wouldn’t have to buy clothes for quite some time.
Also, some of the most recent pairs of jeans need to be hemmed - and this would be my first project.
However, I wouldn’t be starting that project until I finish the final chapter of my book.
So, let me know what you’re thinking to do with a “sewing thread”.
I am a member of Fabric Hoarders Anonymous too. Add me so I can lurk.