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« on: February 17, 2006 09:46:41 AM »

hey y'all im new to sewing i got my machine for xmas and i always hav really great ideas in my head but they never turn out the way i hope!!! so anysuggestions for a REALY easy project? bearin in mind i hav very limited fabrics and no interfacin (watever that is) thanks in advance xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Huh
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2006 09:52:32 AM »

my first sewing project was a pillow! Just cut 2 square and sew together leaving a 2-3'' hole to stuff. Turn inside out. Stuff then sew up the hole. Really easy! My next project was a basic toddler skirt.  Two rectangles, side seams sown together, bottom hem, then elastic for the waist.

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006 09:55:14 AM »

ive done a few pillows and theyve turned out ok. are there any REALLY easy bags etc that i could make im only 14 so i don't have a toddler!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006 10:10:21 AM »

Interfacing is used to give stability to an item.  You can get it anywhere from pretty light weight to incredibly stiff (erm, that sounds dirty...).  It's usually used in bags/purses, collars, cuffs, button bands, waist bands, etc...   That said, there's plenty of stuff you can make without interfacing. 

I'd suggest a skirt for a basic project.  Find a pattern that screams "2 HOURS!" or "SEWING FOR DUMMIES!" or "IT'S SEW EASY!" or something equally catchy.  You probably won't really finish it in two hours Wink, but it should be easy enough for you to do and learn on. 

Good luck!

Making an effort to use proper English and not 'net slang makes me much more willing to respond to your post.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2006 11:07:52 AM »

right ok well im on a pretty low budget cos i have to save up for my school ski trip but ill try that thanks!!! also i live in the middle of nowhere and my nearest fabric shop is 70 miles away (i live in scotland) but ill try!!! thank you look out for postings of my *amazing* first project!!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006 06:24:54 AM »

You could also make a rice heating/cold pad.


That's just one tute. There are many others. I use rice in mine with some cinniman. Also to make them last longer put a cup of water next to your bag when heating! THere's lots of other easy projects. just look around!   

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