- November 24, 2008 at 3:39 pm #267031
Is anyone into sewing?
- November 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm #404425
Yes Margaret K, I am into sewing. I call it therapy some days LOL.
- November 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm #404426
Kim, I have been sewing for many years. I used to sew every day, but in the last 110 years due to health I couldn’t at all. I am slowly getting back into it.
And yes. all sewers will agree it is ‘therapy’. LOL.
- November 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm #404427
I love sewing, I sew by hand, wish I knew how to sew by machine. I have to find someone to teach me and find the time….
- November 24, 2008 at 4:05 pm #404429
Lynn, machine sewing is so easy! Much easier than by hand in my opinion. I don’t have a fancy machine just one that does the basic stitches.
I even have a really old one-my grandmothers first electric sewing machine-still works it was one that I learned on and I prefer to use it over my newer one (1980’s)
- November 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm #404430
Margaret do you make certain things (clothes etc) or do you prefer to just sew whatever? I love making pillows and curtains. If I make clothes I make my own patterns rather than buy the patterns at the store.
- November 24, 2008 at 4:23 pm #404437
Yes, I do sew clothes. I did it originally because I couldn’t find things to fit me & I was very picky. I used to make tailored pant suits (people always asked me where I bought them).
I also made a lot of cocktail dresses. Blouses by the dozen, jackets, etc. At the time I worked full time so it was reeal therapy for me & I loved it.
Vogue patterns & Marlo Thomas (the actress)patterns were my fav’s. No altering on them. I use cheap, iron on to keep my patterns in shape, Cut them out & iron them on & you’ll have for years.
Joann’s & Hancock have patters on sale often & Walmart has cheap patterns.
- November 24, 2008 at 4:48 pm #404442
I sew pillows and hem alot ….. hubby says he is going to get me a machine…..not enough time to do all the things I want…. 🙂
- November 24, 2008 at 5:01 pm #404443
I’m a dirty ol’ man in his 60’s and I dusted off my late mother’s sewing machine that had not been used for 30 years and actually learned how to use it, though it took a month to figure out how to thread the needle properly. I can’t make my own clothes, but I can make repairs to them and do buttons and such. Haven’t mastered zippers yet.
- November 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm #404444
Lynn, When you get a sewing machine you will see how fast things can be made. I make a pair of pants in 1 hour & athat includes the zipper. Given enough practice you can to!
Everything takes practice. You go Girl! BTW, go to a sewing machine dealer & see what they have in trade-ins.
Alot of people buy the machines that are traded in. The dealer will make sure it is running good & if it’s a good dealer he will show you how to use it.
- November 24, 2008 at 5:10 pm #404445
Yeah for you mcnerd! You go! Zippers are not always easy, hard to make them look good sometimes.
I am trying to teach my boys to sew, saves lots of money to fix a seam then it does to have to buy a new one. I have two out of four who are some interested, of course it is the 7 and 10 year old LOL
- November 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm #404450
My dh sews, although he has to have my permission to use my machine. lol. he can crochet, he once made a beautiful afghan.
we seem to have ‘lost’ it as it is nowhere to be found.
- November 24, 2008 at 10:00 pm #404479
Margaret K , you and DH are very crafty — I’m still in search for a nice sewing machine. Kim, at one point was telling me about her machines. I’ve always done minor hand sewing.
I’ve made some baby pillows and blankets. I just haven’t come across the machine that I’d like to have. Gearing towards a Sears model.
Also been checking different trade ins. But I’ll have to wait till after the holidays–I guess, they may have a few machine on sale then.