Saturday, September 10, 2016

I'm Teaching Myself to Sew



Clothes are expensive and unless I want to end up naked, I need to make some. I plan to take apart a dress that got ripped where it is unwearable and make a dress out of it. This video should be interesting in doing that. Super plus sized people cannot buy patterns. Go over size 26 and it's good bye clothes patterns!

I just like to wear loose dresses but let's see how this goes. A good friend got me a used sewing machine and it works. I fixed two of my dresses today, one had a seam ripped out along the whole side and the other red one had the pockets ripped out. I may have to figure out how to sew some shorts for underwear too.  The other day I bought some bobbins at the sew machine store and the man was nice enough to show me how to thread bobbins on the particular machine I had.

I sewed a stuffed moose in home-ec class and did some sewing lines for quilts for missionaries at my church years ago with lots of help, so I am not totally new but I am very much a BEGINNER.

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  1. So will you be sewing seashells by the sea shore?

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  2. Thats a good idea. Hoping you can find some fabric too. I would make sure that is a half inch for the seam allowance by measuring, and even mark on your sewing machine where the half inch is. And just watch this video a couple of times first. Measure twice cut once is the standard rule in sewing. That's all I can add to that, hope it works out well.

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    1. I hope I can find some fabric too. Good fabric was even impossible to find at thrift stores. That one kind of shocked me actually. One friend may have some. Agree about measuring twice and cut once.

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  3. This is awesome! I am notoriously lacking in fine motor skills (and pretty much all other motor skills) and I've never been able to visualize how to do a pattern.

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    1. Do you have a hard part threading the needles, I was using a giant magnifying glass but I need glasses. I know lack of motor skills can make this harder. With patterns I'm chopping up old clothes that are unwearable.

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    2. Actually, no, not really. I do have reading glasses that keep me from squinting and making sour old lady faces.

      I can't wait to work over some of my clothes!

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  4. I am so glad you indulge me and my idiotic ramblings.

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    1. Hey it adds some humor here, so don't worry. :+

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  5. Good luck with your sewing projects! Do you go on Pinterest? They have some really cute ideas for remade clothes! Wish I had time to do some sewing

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  6. I'm glad you know how to sew! It will be great if you could make clothes for yourself and your husband. I will pray that you will find materials soon. <3

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    1. Thanks, I think it would be a great deal, I hope I will find material too.

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