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Topic: Advice for Newbie Sewer? I currently suck Lol!  (Read 396 times)
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« on: February 24, 2017 01:56:36 PM »

Hi everyone! Im new to craftser! Super cool to have an online community to talk to about all things crafts and awesome!  Cheesy I  was a knitter(Project Linus) and sewer in high school but wasnt that great. I have since picked back up knitting this year and have been surprisingly good at it. I decided to do the same with sewing...but lets just say my hands are only working magic with yarn and not fabric. I suck at cutting in a straight line, sewing in a straight line. I use the seam ripper more than I sew. I am trying to make a fold over clutch,(zipper involved) and just want to give up. I am in an online sewing academy thats great, and some of my projects like an eye glass case came out great, but this project is giving me hell. I feel soo silly because the clutch isnt very complicated, but i keep messing up my lines. Is this just beginners blues? Does it get better? Any tips for cutting straight and sewing straight? i try not to look at the needle but i still end up a bit wonky. Ive only been doing ti for a short period of time, maybe im being too hard on myself.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017 02:33:08 AM »

Hey there, welcome to Craftster!  My sewing got a lot better after I purchased one of those slotted tailor's rulers.  It's a clear 12 by 12 inch grid with half inch rotary cutting slots all the way across it.  I use mine for both fabric and paper.  I found it at JoAnn Fabric. You'll find lots of tutorials here for simple to more complicated projects to follow.  Have a poke around here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?page=category&id=18&section=purses_bags_wallets
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