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Topic: I dont know how to sew at all! Can anyone help??  (Read 370 times)
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loulou-oxx
« on: April 19, 2008 03:14:44 AM »

OK, so I love fashion, and I always wanted to know how to sew. I obviously cant be sewing couture right now, but can anyone tell me the basics?
Dont talk to me about online how-tos. They confuse me. When i say the basics, I MEAN the basics lol.

Yeah, and no one I know knows how to sew.


Thanks for reading
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MamaVSoap
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008 05:07:38 AM »

Check out YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=basic+sewing&search_type=

Start simple - My first machine only had a straight stitch. But it taught me the basics. Also, go slow.
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kiewiet
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008 05:25:55 AM »

Have you got a sewing machine? If so, can you thread it up and practise a few straight lines of sewing and a few curves?
Pick a project - something simple like a cushion or a plain bag to start on. Most patterns will have instructions which are illustrated. The People here at craftsters are also very helpful should you get stuck.


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SpottedFrog
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008 08:02:46 AM »

Search here for "sewing books" very good discussions and lots of information listed here. If you don't have or access to a sewing machine go get a needle & thread & give it a go Smiley

So your friends don't sew- no big deal. Look at your local school district & community college for 'Informal classes" on sewing- these are excellent as you are using the school home ec rooms & machines. Also, you can go to your local fabric or craft store and look around at their information boards, look for classes and individuals who are offering their services to sew. I apprenticed floral arranging the old fashioned way, I would & have taught sewing the same way, I teach you, you clean up/ babysit/ do yardwork/ whatever in exchange.
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