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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13-04-2012 11:38 #11
13-04-2012 11:41 #12
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13-04-2012 12:14 #13
I'm a sewing nut too!!! Love it... Also self taught.. Anyone can learn!!
DD sitting on her scrap quilt.. Top done..
Another hoodie jumper
King size patch rag quilt for my bed
I'm now trying hand quilting ...
Little boys outfit
Little boys outfit
Little girls dresses
Aromatherapy wheat packs
More wheat packs
Lots of these little girls dresses
I love sewing!!!
13-04-2012 12:46 #14
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!
13-04-2012 12:51 #15
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
18-04-2012 13:18 #16
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?
Last edited by Jensha; 18-04-2012 at 13:20.
18-04-2012 14:37 #17
Measure it all the way around marking as you go xx
18-04-2012 15:14 #18
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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