I Love to Sew

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    I Love to Hand Sew

    When I was about 12 years old my Mother sent me to Singer sewing lesson (I was living in Jamaica then).   I used to use my pocket money to buy cloth...because during the Summer holidays there were many of Saturday night chaperoned parties.  I used to love...
    csan csan
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2007

    I'm A Beginner

    Sewing is a skill I have always wanted to learn, but never really had the patience to get very far. My grandmother taught me how to use her sewing machine, but those lessons have long since become foggy in my memory, though I loved it at the time. I am unemployed at the moment...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat
    31-35, F
    Oct 4, 2011

    i just learned to sew last semester in my

    fashion 357 class intro to sewing and it was a lot of fun i am looking forward to the spring when i will take the intermediate level and expand on what i have learned.
    cocomilkgirl cocomilkgirl
    26-30, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    Sewing With My Grand Daughter

    When  Sydni, 7years old came to visit me last Summer, she told me she wanted to sew a pillow for her Mum.  So we did it together with her design,  On pink Satin,   I pinned a string of pearls in the shape of a heart...we put bows on it, and it looked...
    csan csan
    61-65, F
    Mar 15, 2008

    Sewing and Embroidery

    I really like doing embroidery.. But i do it only like once a year.. before christmas or easter... I feel like I kind of have to make something for this occasion.. and it's a nice thing to do while watching tv.. why haven't I done anything since about a year from now? I really...
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    2 Responses Nov 7, 2007
    prettyprude prettyprude
    36-40, F
    Jul 7, 2015

    My Graduation Dress

    This morning I found myself reminiscing about my Graduation – no so much about the Graduation Ceremony which took place the day before … but the Dinner. This was the late ‘70s and the effects of what had taken place seven years before in my country still resonated within...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2013

    Well Its True

    i'm not very good at it mind you but i have tried to sew and enjoy it
    wotaloser wotaloser
    36-40, M
    Nov 13, 2011


    I've been sewing for as long as I remember, going all the way back to poorly hand sewing clothing for my stuffed animals when I was in primary school. No one ever taught me how to do it, I just knew that the thread went through the needle and the two made things stick together...
    spacemonsters spacemonsters
    1 Response Jul 31, 2013


    Sewing is fun, even if sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. My family loves it when I make them things. Right now I'm making something for my mom and I'm stuck. I've been at it for a few weeks now. Usually I need a day or two brake and just to read the instructions of the...
    EszterRose EszterRose
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2012

    Say Hi to My Ellie Elephant!!

    Ok, I'll come out with my hands up. I do sew. It's one of the many talents my Grandma taught me. She also taught me (as all great Grandma's do) how to knit. It's not half bad. I do quite enjoy it. I know when I was at school, I sewed the outline of an elephant to the lapel of my...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 7, 2007
    prettyprude prettyprude
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

    I Am A Beginner

    I love to sew different stuff...right i m learning to sew dresses and pants
    tangledlove tangledlove
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2012

    My Drug Of Choice

    I can equate the first few stiches I make with a addict just taking a hit off their drug of choice. It feels so good that I cannot imagine stopping, just doing it one more time and quitting. Though I don't know all the fancy stiches and how to use a pattern, I wouldn't trade...
    fuglywuggly fuglywuggly
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013

    Getting Creative

    Sewing has always been a love of mine. Being able to create something from scratch, whether it be a piece of clothing, a quilt, or something crafty. I took sewing lessons as a young girl from a friend of my mothers. She taught me basic sewing skills and pattern making. I...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180
    46-50, F
    Mar 26, 2013

    Love To Sew

    As you can see I do love to sew! Last month I finished a 50th birthday wallhanging through various years beginning at age 8 and ending at 50 for a friend that playes the drums. He absolutely loved it and I was sooo pleased. Sew now Im working on western placemats for a dear...
    Aprilll Aprilll
    46-50, F
    Aug 29, 2010

    Not A Professional ... But I Am Not Handicap Either

    Growing up, Mother would say "Every young lady needs to know how to cut three holes for herself (meaning the neck and two arms.)" She was right in so many ways. She taught herself how to sew. At the time she lived in Curacao where the cloth was cheap but the ready-made clothes...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    Jan 5, 2013

    I wanna brag about my sewing machine.

    It's 300 lbs. it's is heavy duty industrial. It has carbide blades and a motor that runs my machine at 7500 stitches a minute. 5 threads. 2 needles. It is from 1987. It is in near mint condition. I could pretty much take a hammer to it and it would still function. Juki. Made...
    prettyprude prettyprude
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 6, 2014
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