I Love Sewing and Making Things

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 219 People

    Let's Sew For Children

     Hello! Please visit my volunteer work at manikako.com. We sew dolls, sell them and the proceeds got to fund doll making workshops for poor children.  
    Mavicity Mavicity
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    Love It!!

    It's fun and sooo useful!! Does anybody have a good cheap place the buy fabrics from? ... Lots of options at a fair price? And if anyone has any advice on quilting I'd love it!
    Zforzombie Zforzombie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2013

    I Am A Fabric Horder

    As well as a notion and craft hoarder I love to sew I do it as a living
    Divadeedee Divadeedee
    51-55, F
    Jul 23, 2013

    Handcrafts, It Is Great To Do

    I make things out of paper, felt, felting wool, fake fur. Sometimes wood. It's just so fun to do, and so easy. I just love doing it :D
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1
    Jul 21, 2013

    Hey, does anyone know how to make puff sleeves?

    Or an easy way to do gathering?
    RainbowNeko RainbowNeko
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    My Old Sewing Machine Died

    I have been sewing since I was in grammar school and used to sew almost all my own clothes. While I was in college, I somehow scraped together $200 to buy my own machine. That was, oh gosh, 35 years ago? For the past 20 years or so it has been used mostly for hemming and repairs...
    hilda37s hilda37s
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2012

    My Tiny Clothes (For Barbies :) ! take a look

    whenever I feel bad , frustrated or mad .. i just bring my dolls , cloth , needle .. I enjoy sewing tiny clothes for my barbies , it's just amazing , I also make cloth dolls .. I gave them to little girls (grrr heheh) they fell in love with so ..mmm  it's Fine I am not...
    MinaWapa MinaWapa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

    Making a cloak tomorrow:D I've got the pattern

    now I just gotta go get fabric tomorrow :3
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    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    Piece By Piece

    I am currently working on a large mosaic of a sunflower made from buttons :) it is about 6ft tall x 4ft wide.
    Linz37 Linz37
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013

    Sewing, Quilting And Making Things

    I enjoy sewing almost as much as I enjoy breathing! I started sewing at age 8. The cut off jean skirt I made was way too short to wear but it let me know I could sew. Never had a teacher, but would enjoy learning from anyone who knows more than I do. Most everything I make I give...
    candihat candihat
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    So I was sewing a skirt today

    and I noticed that my pins were all over. So I asked a friend if they had a pin cushion she said no. So I decided to make one myself. It's easy and fun to make.. In love with my little blue pin cushion
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    1 Response May 7, 2015

    Great Memories

    It's amazing the difference a few years can make. Have so many great memories of the group of ladies in the neighborhood getting together each week, sewing, knitting, spending time together. For some reason, my home never hosted the event but one always wondered what went on...
    Simpleandsweet Simpleandsweet
    46-50, M
    Feb 20, 2013

    I dug out my sewing machine

    for the first time in 10 years, I forgot how much fun this is. My current project is bowties for me and my bestie. We're going on a hunt for the Tardis. Our local metro park system has a life size Tardis hidden in one of the parks in our area. I can't wait to tackle my sewing...
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    Like my Tetris pants.

    They're a REALLY slow going project but I'm working on it bit by bit. :)
    prettyprude prettyprude
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    Faux Fur Wrap

    I hope if I post a story about sewing it will inspire others to post too. I like this group because the title is "sewing and making things" .  Right up my alley.  I am a maker of things.  lol Anyway, I got inspired last night to use up some old faux fur...
    golightly golightly
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Dec 22, 2009

    I am going to be making little dresses

    for babies that will not go home
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    1 Response May 8, 2015
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