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Selenee
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« on: September 06, 2010 07:11:02 PM »

I got a new sewing machine and now have no idea what to make I like to make clothes but I want to make other things to like hats. I tired today and my cat does not like it.  Undecided So if you can direct me to some websites it will be very helpful. OR some good place to learn new things because do not know much still a beginner .
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010 08:19:33 PM »

I taught myself to sew using the Sewing for Dummies and Complete Idiot's Guide to Sewing books. They teach you all the universal sort of things like fabric types, tension, needles, machine basics... I still reference them from time to time actually.

If you want to make hats, I've had great experience with http://www.judithm.com/ . Good service and some starter kits that are decently priced with different types of buckram samples to get an idea of how to work with it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010 10:58:14 PM »

www.burdastyle.com

They have a "learning" section where there are all kinds of tutorials for techniques and general information. They also have a variety of patterns that you download then print either at home (then you tape all the sheets together) or at a copy shop (you take a thumb drive with the pdf file on it and they print it for you at full size). All the user-generated content is free as well as some of the official BS patterns. Other BS patterns as well as the online versions of the Burda World of Fashion patterns cost anywhere from $2 and up. On average, they are around $5 for the nicer patterns. You pay through PayPal or with a credit card. There is also a discussion section, so if you're having trouble with a particular pattern, you can ask for help or clarification on the part that has you stuck.

www.instructables.com

Instructables is, I swear, THE nexus of bizarrely useful information. These are some of my fave hat tutorials on there:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hex-Hats/
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Rimmed-Beanie/
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cadet-style-cap/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Steampunk-Top-Hat/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Customizable-Fleece-Hats/

If you join as a member, you can view all the steps on one page or even download a pdf version of the instructable.

http://www.threadbanger.com/

TB has allllll kiiiiinds of video tutorials as well as a forum. Here's a bomber hat vid and the associated pattern:

http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20091127/how-to-make-a-bomber-hat-threadbanger-projects
http://www.threadbanger.com/post/15378/bomber-hat-pattern

Then of course, there's HERE!

Tutes for clothes and accessories from scratch: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356365.0

Tutes for reconstructed clothing: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347795.0


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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011 12:46:53 PM »

http://www.burdastyle.com/

This site has free and not-so-free patterns and some instructional help as well. I don't find it as useful as Craftster but you can create an account and save all your digital patterns there, which is kind of nice.
There are lots of great blogs and stuff too - what I usually do is Google the kind of pattern I'm looking for (+ free) and I've found quite a few blogs and step-by-step instructions from random people. The quality isn't consistent, of course, but sometimes you get more help than you would from just downloading a pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011 12:12:39 PM »

I've also just Googled the patterns I'm looking for. A lot of crafty blogs have some wonderful tutorials with full-service patterns that you can download and print. I've also bought baby shoe patterns on etsy. I tend to buy pattern books for myself, though.
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