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Old 07-03-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Sewing Groups and anyone into sewing?
I am wondering if anyone know of local sewing groups? If not i guess i will have to start one up myself. Anyone interested in sewing in this forum and want to chat about it sometime.
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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i want to learn to sew. i had ago as a child and made a like flair skirt, but would love to be able to sew propperly.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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I'm also a quilter besides a knitter. My sewing machine has miles put on it for sure. I sew every week if not daily. My knitting is for times when I am away from my machine like doc appts, travel, in front of a movie on tv, sitting with friends etc.
Sewing is just as enjoyable as knitting. You will love it. I am experimenting with art dolls and painted muslin cloths right now, I am always doing something.
The only problem is your stash finances are shared between the two. Needles for machine, for hand sewing, thread, bobbins, machine, machine maintanance, rotary cutters or scissors for fabric only, scissors for paper, possible cutting mat, pins, patterns, books, etc. Sometimes I do coin toss to see which hobby I get something new in my stash. Fabric is just as wonderful to fondle and appreciate as a good skein of yarn is.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:43 PM   #4
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I'm just starting to sew after a long hiatus (home ec was quite a while ago and I apparently remember almost nothing! ). I don't know of any groups per se but I'm happy to chat if you don't mind a beginners perspective!

I know what you mean also about sharing stash finances...thankfully, most of what I've gotten for sewing and some quilting was on great sale at JoAnn's (they have a wonderful sale on now on sewing notions and fat quarters, interfacing, etc. FYI as well as 40% off off quilting and knitting and crochet books) so it wasn't too bad and I got my sewing machine for a great deal on eBay!
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:01 PM   #5
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Sewing was my first love. I taught myself and love to make clothing and costumes. I don't have any clubs or anything around here any more but would love to chat about sewing any time. You can see some of things I've sewn here;
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #6
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No but I would love to learn how. I did buy a sewing machine and thought I could "teach" I did with a book take a class at AC Moore and done......didn't work out like that. Hopefully I can find someone or a local sewing machine shop that offers lessons.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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i am learning to sew.

Thus far i've made 2 sundresses for my granddaughter and i'm working on my second crib size quilt.

I'm interested
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:33 PM   #8
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I'm certainly game for chatting about sewing. (I've been making my clothes since the 60s.) Learning another crafting skill means it can complement others you already know. Such as sewing the lining for a knit or crocheted bag. Sewing also goes a long way to educate about garment construction (if you do apparel) and, IMO, that's good to know as it pertains to making sweaters et al. Plus, you learn the differences between items made with fabric that is woven vs knit.

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Old 07-05-2008, 10:05 PM   #9
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I want to learn to sew better myself. I own a machine and have just recently signed up for a sewing class at JoAnn Fabrics with my 2 teenage daughters so that we can sew together as well. I'm looking forward to it and will let you know how it goes.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:06 PM   #10
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I get addicted to fabrics......GRRRRRRR....I love fabrics. Just love it!! Whenever i am in a fabric store, i think i am in heaven.

Its better than yarn... I am interested in creating a sewing group in Canada but i cannot think of a place where all sewers have access to sewing machines, so we can all sew and socialize.

Any suggestions?
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