Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Miscellaneous > I've created a sewing fiend! ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
I've created a sewing fiend!
Deb Fox
star
Deb Fox
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 8/26/05
Posts: 1209
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 9/10/12 2:35 PM

Over the weekend I helped a dear friend figure out how to make a wrap for her niece. She had the craft directions from online, but just needed some help figuring it all out. And, she did not have a sewing machine and wanted to know if she could use one of mine until she could borrow one from a family member.

Well, she came over Saturday with some extra fabric, wanting to try a little top for her Zumba workouts...she was so excited and enthusiastic. She carefully cut, sewed and pressed and she was just glowing with pride at her finished top. I just couldn't have been more delighted with my "student". I ended up sending her home with the spare machine, telling her to please keep it as long as she liked. She has since been to the fabric store to buy patterns, fabrics, bobbins and a new pair of cutting shears. She sent me an email last night showing me the new dress she had sewn for herself. She is so excited and I am so proud of her. So many times I have people ask me for sewing help and what they really mean is that they want me to sew it for them. She was so careful and so attentive that it was a joy to watch. She called me today to ask how the 50% coupons work at Joanns. I think I have made a sewing recruit. She sewed some when her daughter was little, but that was years and years ago...

The sweetest thing of all was that she still had her late mother's sewing box, and was using some of the tools and notions from that box. I know her mom was looking down on her and smiling....

------
Deb: www.thinkingcouture.blogspot.com

SouthernStitch
starstarstar
SouthernStitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
LA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 9669
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deb Fox <<


Date: 9/10/12 2:41 PM

What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing this. I will be teaching Sewing 101 at Joann's soon and hope to have some enthusiastic students like her!

------
Bernina 780, and 530
Juki TL2010
Babylock Evolution
Singer 403a

When life gives you green velvet curtains, make a green velvet dress.

Deb Fox
star
Deb Fox
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 8/26/05
Posts: 1209
Login to reply to this post

In reply to SouthernStitch <<


Date: 9/10/12 3:24 PM

I love it because she is absolutely fearless! She is ready to just jump right in and learn everything she can learn. She's not afraid to experiment either, which I admire. What she did in two days, I would take weeks to do, measuring, thinking, basting...she just cut and sewed.

------
Deb: www.thinkingcouture.blogspot.com

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
WI USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 7959
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deb Fox <<


Date: 9/10/12 4:05 PM

What a great story! Did she meet Ginger the wonderful pupster?

Maybe you can help her find a good reliable sm too... of course we know that is one way to beat SMAD .... shop through others...

------
Finally a whole week above zero! Whoo hoo! ~smile~
2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


marymary86
marymary86
Intermediate
GA USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 2585
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/10/12 4:19 PM

I love stories like this! Tell her about PR!

------
Mary


poorpigling

poorpigling
Advanced
TX USA
Member since 12/28/07
Posts: 11066
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deb Fox <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/10/12 4:53 PM

Quote: Deb Fox
I love it because she is absolutely fearless! She is ready to just jump right in and learn everything she can learn. She's not afraid to experiment either, which I admire. What she did in two days, I would take weeks to do, measuring, thinking, basting...she just cut and sewed.


This so reminds me of a very dipsy GF of my DSs who came by with him for a visit a couple of years back. . I was sewing at the time and she mentioned she might like to learn but had never sewn before.
So , I put her in front of my l9606 and showed her how to straight stitch.. gave her some fabric samples to play with and went to change over laundry .
When I returned she had sewn every stitch on the machine I think. in fact she had done her darn name even.. Then she showed ME how to download the manual. sigh
These computer kids are fearless.. and if you think about it .. todays sewing machines are computers that sew..
I was just speechless.. what a natural she would be. She did follow up with making some bags but I have no idea if she is still sewing or not.

Maybe experiences sewing.. both the good but especially the bad has made us a bit more wary of just jumping in doing a project without worrying about it..
lareine
star
lareine  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NEW ZEALAND
Member since 11/10/06
Posts: 1070
Login to reply to this post

Subject: Ive created a sewing fiend! Date: 9/11/12 7:19 AM

Great work on your new recruit, Deb!

I think new sewers are often the most fearless. I know I was (my first sewing project since school was the cloak I wore on my wedding day, which I decided to sew about a week before our wedding)! But the more we learn, the more afraid we can become of the things we know can go wrong.

New sewers also often don't recognise when something has gone wrong with the end result, because of so many years of dealing with ill-fitting RTW, which helps a lot

I'm always glad to read of new people taking up such a useful hobby and hope your friend keeps it up once the novelty has worn off!

Deb Fox
star
Deb Fox
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 8/26/05
Posts: 1209
Login to reply to this post

In reply to tgm and Kittys <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/11/12 9:23 AM

She is my best friend, and loves Miss Ginger. In fact, she had some leftover fabric from her little top and she made a bow for Ginger. Ginger is still wearing it, quite proudly in fact, and makes sure that everyone sees it, as you can see here:
Ginger's new bow

I did give my friend a spare machine that had been living in my bedroom closet for the last year or so. It's one of their electronic versions, which I never cared for. She is having a blast with it!

------
Deb: www.thinkingcouture.blogspot.com

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
WI USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 7959
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deb Fox <<


Date: 9/11/12 10:50 AM

What a regal looking Ginger girl.....

Oh & finding a good home for a deserving sm...

------
Finally a whole week above zero! Whoo hoo! ~smile~
2 shots in DH eye down, 1 more to go. We hope the tumor is shrinking.
God is with us no matter what ...+


skae
star
skae  Friend of PR
Advanced
MN USA
Member since 4/23/07
Posts: 3081
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deb Fox <<


Date: 9/11/12 11:05 AM

awh!!! what a cute Ginger wearing her bow.
Also what a nice way to let a friend have a machine
and she having a blast with it.
Thanks for that sharing storie Its a inspiration. Make me all warm and fussy inside.

------
Galatians 5:22-23 The Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. There is no law against such things as these

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> I've created a sewing fiend!

Merchants on PR
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Online Sewing Classes
Altering Pants
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Pants

Drafted from RTW NA
photo
Review by katib on 2/24/09
Read Review

Liesl + Co. A day in the park backpack tote Digital Pattern
Liesl + Co. A day in the park backpack tote Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $12.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings Digital Pattern (6m-4)
Oliver + S Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings Digital Pattern (6m-4)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2011-101 Blouse
photo
Review by Skaapie on 3/1/12
Read Review

Islander Sewing Systems Men's City Western Shirt Pattern
Islander Sewing Systems Men's City Western Shirt Pattern

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Jamie Christina Sunny Day Dress and Skirt Pattern (JC308SD)
Jamie Christina Sunny Day Dress and Skirt Pattern (JC308SD)

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 3278 Pattern( Size ONE SIZE )
McCalls 3278 Pattern( Size ONE SIZE )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 7321 Pattern
Burda 7321 Pattern

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN