I Know How to Sew

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 395 People

    Bellydance Costumes

    Before I could afford a sewing machine I had to sew them all by hand. It took 40 forevers to finish 1. (40 foregers being almost 6 months lol). Might I add I was working 2 jobs at that time, so the time I spent sewing was limited. Making your own costumes is so much cheaper than...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
    31-35, F
    Jan 5, 2012

    Never Too Old to Start!

    I taught myself to sew about 5 years ago and I've never looked back.  I sew mainly clothes for myself (clothes for my children are still much cheaper off the rack).  It's so awesome to be able to create something from scratch!  It can be an expensive hobby...
    zephyris zephyris
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    Can You Believe It ? I Can Sew

    I spent a great deal of time with my moms aunts and uncles all 12. They taught me about gardening,sewing,laughing ,loving and how to be a good person. Sewing was Aunt Ethel i wouldn't have traded for the world. Her impecable home showed in her sewing. Clothing,quilts etc. I am...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    Sew Sew Sew

    My Grandma taught me. As she taught me how to knit too. I had this toy cat that kept falling apart and had to be restitched so many times my Grandma got bored and made me do it. He needs to be restitched sometime this weekend, he's lost an ear again. I also once sewed my sister's...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    Still Learning

    how to work my sewing machine...but it's awesome because I can either use the foot pedal or the on/off button and it has speed variations where I won't go too fast where I can't keep since I'm still a beginner...all different kinds of embroidery choices...I need to sew more often...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    Haven't Done It In a While

    It is time consuming and takes up a lot of space, but I do enjoy sewing every now & then. Just to get practice on my sewing machine, since I hadn't used it in quite some time, I mended a few of our dogs' toys.  I forgot how much I liked sewing until then.  I do...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    May 28, 2008

    I learned to see this winter.

    For my job none the less. It's a good skill to have!
    crono84 crono84
    31-35, M
    Jan 18, 2015

    I Know How To Sew

    I know how to sew and the first thing I made was a pillow case.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Feb 8, 2012

    I wish I knew how to sew!

    I'm hoping to find a good used sewing machine and learn at least the basics!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    My Grandma Taught Me

    My grandma was a seamstress for a while when she was younger, now that she is gone I have her sewing machine. It is really old but I love it. I can sew by hand too, I'm really good at it. If I really take my time and do it right you can't tell the difference between what I've...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    1 Response Sep 18, 2008

    4-h Sewing Taught Me A Lot!

    5 years of sewing in 4-H teaches you a lot! I have made scrunchies, headbands, pillows, shorts, bags, etc.
    crosscountry98 crosscountry98
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2012

    Yep, I know how and I love it.

    You can get really creative with a sewing machine/serger. My favorite projects are skirts, dresses and leggings.
    Redparrot32 Redparrot32
    31-35, F
    Feb 25

    The Most Adorable Wolf

    I am sitting here in my cozy apartment trying to think about the first thing I ever made ( sewing wise) and I am drawing a blank. I do remember (somehow) being a young teenager and going to weekend long concerts with hundreds, sometimes thousands of tents.I was inspired by the...
    Intoxicantmodish Intoxicantmodish
    Nov 28, 2010
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    I Can Sew, But Not Very Wel...

    I can sew, but not very well. I always have to sew a new button on to my boyfriend's favorite pair of pants that he refuses to get rid of!
    hildarose77 hildarose77
    1 Response Jan 4, 2009

    I Do...

    Ya I know how to sew.  My mom taught me how to sew by hand and then I learned how to use a sewing machine in Home Ec. at school.  I really like using a sewing machine more than sewing by hand.  I can't make anything complex but I do like making pillows!  They...
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 18, 2008

    My mom never wanted any of us to get married

    just so we would have someone to take care of us. All the boys had to know how to sew, cook, do laundry properly. Thanks, now I can fix my own corset after popping an eyelet from pulling it so tight.
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv
    51-55, T
    6 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    Basic Stuff

    Three things that push me to sew:   I'm not rich. I don't really care about fashion or shopping. ECOLOGY.   I sew also "doudou" plushes for children.   I can sew either hands. But I prefer left-handed, I think I do a better job. Then, I'm...
    deleted deleted
    May 1, 2008

    Yeah I'm a Guy...

    I have a theory that any man worth his salt can clean for himself, cook for himself, shine his shoes and sew.  If you can't look after yourself then you can't look after a family.  That's why I'm proud to sew! I had a great laugh a few weeks ago.  I was sitting in...
    Pricey Pricey
    26-30, M
    12 Responses Jul 15, 2008
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