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    Do you guys thing sewing can be self taught? Id hate to buy a machine and have it just sit there....I can't do a course as I have no one to look after DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoCo View Post
    Do you guys thing sewing can be self taught? Id hate to buy a machine and have it just sit there....I can't do a course as I have no one to look after DD.
    Absolutely it can be self taught! I wish I had the time to sew, I was given a machine last year and do far have only managed to do some hemming - I think it would be very therapeutic, but nearly impossible with an 8 month old and 2 year old! LOL...

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    I'm a sewing nut too!!! Love it... Also self taught.. Anyone can learn!!

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    DD sitting on her scrap quilt.. Top done..

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    Hoodie jumper

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    I'm now trying hand quilting ...

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    Lots of these little girls dresses

    I love sewing!!!

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    loco you sure can learn at home! First thing is to learn to thread your machine, get the tension and stitches right... All you need for that is the manual, thread and some fabric scraps. Then look for sewing tutorials online and away you go!

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    oooo girls very tempting.

    babylove but even hemming is better than taking it in to those over priced sewing places. Id love to make stuff but even the small jobs like taking all my new pants up (im a short ar$e) would be awesome and cheap.

    Mrs Tiggy show us what youve made? Id love to see. Online tutorials what a great idea.

    Oh dear sorry OP I am totally hijacking this thread

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    Not at all loco I'm going to try to teach myself.
    Thanks to everyone who has shared they all look great
    Ok I havnt had a chance to go spotlight shopping been sick but as soon as payday comes around yippee. My first 2 jobs maybe to take up 2 maxi dresses and make a swim bag for dd can't wait.

    How do you take up a dress when you have to take a fair bit up?
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    Measure it all the way around marking as you go xx

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    If there's a fair bit to take up, I usually cut some of it off first - I'm pretty short, so if I didn't do this, I'd end up with a really bulky hem.

    Usually before cutting, I'll go around the whole hem marking 2 spots - 1 is my cut line and one is my fold line. Then I cut along the cut line, discard the excess...fold along the fold line and pin in place. I usually tuck in the raw edge as I pin, them hem along it, so that the raw edge is concealed (even though it's on the inside).

    Hope this helps! It might be different to how other people do it, though?


 

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