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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblermummy View Post
    Christmas dress for miss 4 1/2]
    Looks good. I have been sucked into buying ‘cats wearing Christmas hats’ fabric for miss 5, goodness knows what it will end up like.

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    Was planning on tshirt dress type thing but tea party pattern was out so went with top of that and had to alter skirt. Hope shes happy. Will be comfy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie View Post
    Hi ladies,

    I’d love to be able to sew. I’m a total beginner though. I’m planning to teach myself from online videos.

    Can anyone recommend me a machine? Preferably one that’s not too expensive (incase I hate it).

    What other essentials do i need to get started?
    The machine I had when I was getting back into it was the Elna EL2000. It’s a good basic machine that has the main stitches you need as well as a buttonhole function. Not very expensive, either. Maybe even look for a second hand one (check Gumtree) as it’ll cost very little. If you decide you like it you could go and upgrade, then again if you hate it you haven’t spent too much money. A lot of the second hand ones are practically new due to people buying one then realising it’s not the hobby for them. Or they love it and are upgrading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    The machine I had when I was getting back into it was the Elna EL2000. It’s a good basic machine that has the main stitches you need as well as a buttonhole function. Not very expensive, either. Maybe even look for a second hand one (check Gumtree) as it’ll cost very little. If you decide you like it you could go and upgrade, then again if you hate it you haven’t spent too much money. A lot of the second hand ones are practically new due to people buying one then realising it’s not the hobby for them. Or they love it and are upgrading.
    Thank you!! Will look to see if they have online videos on the machine so I can teach myself how to use it x

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    A beautiful summery dress for DD (fabric was on sale of course, got it months ago). And I have mastered the invisible zip!!! Looks amazing if I do say so myself (the zip that is). I’ll never do a regular zip again, lol.

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    @Hollywood thanks for the recommendation I got the Elna EL2000 today- was on sale at spotlight. I’ve been playing with it. I love it. It’s so easy to use. I managed to make a small little pouch thing and a bib. The bib is a bit wonky but I didn’t follow a pattern or anything was more just practicing the stitching so all good.

    What’s the easiest item of clothing I could make for 19 month old DD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie View Post
    @Hollywood thanks for the recommendation I got the Elna EL2000 today- was on sale at spotlight. I’ve been playing with it. I love it. It’s so easy to use. I managed to make a small little pouch thing and a bib. The bib is a bit wonky but I didn’t follow a pattern or anything was more just practicing the stitching so all good.

    What’s the easiest item of clothing I could make for 19 month old DD?
    Oh that’s great! I’d suggest a very basic pattern, such as the free one they have on Tadah’s website (google Tadah sewing to find it) called the ‘First timer skirt’. Their instructions are very detailed and great for novices. Perfect that you have a DD to try it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie View Post
    @Hollywood thanks for the recommendation I got the Elna EL2000 today- was on sale at spotlight. I’ve been playing with it. I love it. It’s so easy to use. I managed to make a small little pouch thing and a bib. The bib is a bit wonky but I didn’t follow a pattern or anything was more just practicing the stitching so all good.

    What’s the easiest item of clothing I could make for 19 month old DD?
    I’ve downloaded some Tadah patterns. The first timer skirt is really easy (and it’s free). I’m in the process of making the seaside dress for my 17m DD. Will post photos when I’m done. First time I’ve attempted anything like this haha

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    Awesome! Thanks so much. Will look it up and see how I go. Will post photos if it’s worthy too x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mashie View Post
    Awesome! Thanks so much. Will look it up and see how I go. Will post photos if it’s worthy too x
    My post of the first timer skirt is the first one in this thread. I’m no seamstress that’s for sure


 

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