I am in no way good at it yet but i have sewn an apron with an embroidered ornament so there is at least something. However, I am going to continue with this and get better at it. I’ll just have to specify the goal for it to be better achievable (which hopefully means more encouraging for me at the same time). 1 day ago
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i completed three long-overdue sewing repair jobs today. i was only going to do one, but then i figured since i had the needle and thread out i’d carry on. feeling pleased with myself.
what i’d really like to do is learn to use patterns to make dresses for myself. and to know how to use a sewing machine (and eventually own one of my own). my mum used to do this, maybe she can help me with this goal. 1 month ago
because I’m desperate to clean up my gigantic list a bit.
I can definitely say I have learned the very basics (I can get different pieces of cloth to stick together and such). It looks rather poor so far, but it’ll get better in time…
And to progress more I really need to fix my sewing machine and learn to work with it (so far I’m a self-educated hand sewer haha).
But, yeah, done! 1 month ago
At the moment I am making a baby quilt from some fabric that was given to me. So far all the pieces are cut out. I just have to sew them together, put in some padding, as well as a backing. All of which I hope to finish in the near future. 1 month ago
I’ve been fixing rips in my leggings and whatnot through hand-sewing. I don’t really know what I’m doing, I’m just sort of figuring it out as I go. I don’t have the patience to watch the youtube videos! So far, the repairs look good and are staying! It gets better each time too. 2 months ago
I took my first sewing lesson this week, and while we didn’t actually get to sew, we learned a lot of fundamentals that well hopefully keep me from f-ing up my projects when I DO start.
I have another lesson lined up in a few weeks where we will be making a tote bag from a pattern. 2 months ago
Well, this is going to take longer than I thought.
The progress made so far? About 3 months ago I bought a used sewing machine off Craigslist. No sense spending big money on a new hobby. First I want to make sure I’m into it. Then I’ll know what kind I really want/need.
Finally, tonight I just got back from my first sewing class. We made a tote bag. 2 months ago
So, it’s best to start little…and I fixed a button today. It’s really not the best job ever, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t follow the instructions at all, but it’s sturdy and it looks okay. I just feel overwhelmed with learning. I don’t even know where to start. I don’t have someone to teach me and I’m not sure where I CAN learn. If anyone has tips, I’d appreciate it! 3 months ago
so my boyfriend learned to sew before I did (lol). but it was for a super manly reason: he was fixing our convertible top. we have one of those crappy plastic convertible windows and it was severely busted because it was severely old. we got some quotes and found out it would cost $375 to fix it! he picked up some vinyl for $2.30 and his mom helped him learn how to use this AMAZING commercial sewing machine so that he could repair it himself. and he totally did, and it is awesome, and he is awesome.
so, he has the basics of how to sew. obviously he has no desire to sew anymore but I do! his mom has an extra one of these super advanced, commercial sewing machines and she said we CAN HAVE IT! WOO! so he’s going to teach me how to use it and then I am going to be making pot leaf pillows or whatever the hell it is that I am gonna do.
yay yay yay yay! 4 months ago
So I had a new project – the pockets of my boyfriend’s coat were torn all the way through. I said I’d sew them for him, figuring it’d be easy and just like the seams I sewed on my last project. However, I took the coat to my grandmother who is a very experienced seamstress with a sewing machine who is being my mentor on this goal and we discovered the remaining fabric on the pockets were too torn and worn to simply sew them back up again.
So! I had to remove the remainder of the old pockets, trace a pattern onto paper and use that to cut out new ones from brand new, more durable fabric. Then I used the machine as best I could – with a lot of help from Grandma – to sew the pockets back onto the thick coat. It wasn’t easy and it wound up not being possible to use the machine to finish the one thick side where you put your hands in and I actually had to hand stitch the remainder of the way. So now not only do I know how to use the machine but I also know how to hand stitch! 4 months ago