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    Default I want to learn to sew!

    I have a sewing machine that's been rotting in my basement for years. I have no idea where to begin. where do I begin???

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    Check the link in my siggy! I've been teaching almost 9 years

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    find a manual online. read it. find a simple project buy fabric and go at it. no guarantee that it will be nice right away but that's how i started.

    also buy one of those stitch remover thingy gonna need it

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    Am I the only one who thinks we should all start pronouncing it like it is spelled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WateryTart View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks we should all start pronouncing it like it is spelled?
    hahahaha “sew“ is a word that I have to think about before saying, if I'm reading it.
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    Good time to pick up any supplies you will need including fabric and thread. Fabricland has a 50% off sale this Thurs-Sat (June 13-15). It is a customer appreciation sale so everyone gets 50% off not just members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenelen View Post
    I have a sewing machine that's been rotting in my basement for years. I have no idea where to begin. where do I begin???
    I also have one kicking around somewhere. I do remember some stuff from home ec, but that was like 15 years ago now. I don't know how to follow a pattern anymore.

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    I recently thought the same thing. I've had a machine for 4 years that I had only used once and no longer knew how to whined a bobbin so it hadn't been touched.
    I took a 5 week course from Michelleshere and it was awesome! We made a little basket, a bag, bib and burp cloth, skirt and a little clutch, one project each night and from it learnt to how to whined a bobbin ( ), change a needle, follow a pattern, put in elastic, attach a button, and put in a zipper!
    I think she should run a class in London. I'd totally take more classes from her.

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    You can also watch tutorials on line, I found those really helpful when I was figuring out how to sew. There are still some things I don't know how to do and haven't attempted.

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    I took a sewing class through the spectrum book. I enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by /wasn't me/ View Post
    find a manual online. read it. find a simple project buy fabric and go at it. no guarantee that it will be nice right away but that's how i started.

    also buy one of those stitch remover thingy gonna need it
    check out tutorials on YouTube and have the seam ripper nearby that way you can learn what you want/need and discover your own way to do things

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    Do you know how to operate your machine? That is the hardest part, IMO!
    What do you want to make? Youtube will be a great source for you.
    Blankets/quilts would be easy to start with -- pretty much straight line sewing.
    Garment or toys etc are trickier

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