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Me Sew Magic
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Date: 1/27/11 9:01 PM

I had advertised on CL in my community for arts and crafts items b/c I have a special needs adult daughter who is residing with us for a short time. I wanted her to be involved with something besides watching TV constantly.

So then a week goes by and a few lady's responded, One had some beads and jewelry stuff, another had lots of fabric and remnants and the last lady gave us a sewing machine, attachments and a pattern, but the only requirement was that I had to sew this dress for her. Well it looks easy. I started copying free easy tutorials online and a made a couple things so far.

I found that I really enjoyed it so much that I bought a singer sew machine and having fun with it just doing simple stitching. Learning as I go, that's how I landed here too! I am on two other forums as well.

You see I'm also a bit of a chatter box!
Hope to meet some of you guys & gals in here...

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Date: 1/27/11 9:09 PM

Opps! I posted in the wrong section....I am female, not male sorry
Could someone or the moderator correct this please? Thank you.

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 2/2/11 8:49 AM

This topic has been moved from Men Who Sew to Miscellaneous

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Date: 2/2/11 12:09 PM

Welcom, Me Sew Magic. Actually, I wish they'd move your topic to New to PR or Beginner's Forum, because not everyone peruses the Misc section.
Anyway, I learned on my own too! I bought a machine and the woman selling it to me taught me to make one blouse - with all the bells and whistles to give me a taste of techniques. But after that I was totally on my own.
I like self learning, to a point.
So, feel free to join in the fun and just hop into conversations. We're here to help!

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Date: 2/2/11 12:11 PM

Welcome! I started sewing doll clothes then took a home ec class. My skirt came out so well - the best one in the class.

Which makes me wonder why I struggle with it now so much? I love to sew but I often feel like my projects could end up looking better.

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Date: 2/2/11 1:03 PM

Welcome!
I learned to sew a bit as a kid. But really got into REALLY sewing and making garments when I became a Mom. Online tutorials are WONDERFUL!
I've been using patterns from the company Oliver and S and they are like a sewing lesson in each envelope. But they are children's patterns and probably not your cup of tea.

I just learned how to put in an invisible zipper from the book Sew Serendipity. It's a book that includes women's patterns and the zipper instructions were fabulous. Lots of pictures and I could just sit the book right next to me and do it. I swear I am SO proud of the skirt I made and that zipper!

I am a bit spoiled by O & S that I find big 4 patterns daunting because of less instruction. I just finished a pattern by Anna Maria Horner that had great instructions, so would recommend those to a beginner too.

Best wishes for a long and happy sewing adventure!

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