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« on: November 23, 2011 10:56:16 AM »

Hi everybody Smiley I've been marveling at all the amazing talent here. I must admit I'm a little intimidated. I've always loved fashion and all things pretty but due to unsupporting parents who want a doctor I've never had a chance to persue what I love. Long story short, I'm ready to pick up a machine and learn and was wondering if anybody have any advice, books, tips, machine suggestions etc please enlighten me.

Thank you and happy sewing Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011 11:46:58 AM »

You have come to the right place!  I don't want to overwhelm you, but check out these threads which all have amazingly helpful discussions in them:

Sewing Machines, a Buyer's Guide: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214760.0

So you want to learn to sew on a machine? A beginner's checklist: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246210.0

Ideas for First Sewing Projects: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15316.0  (Some of these are clothing, others aren't)

And finally,
Using a Commercial Sewing Pattern: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355974.0

There's a ton of information here on Craftster, you just have to find it!
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