fashion, quilting, restyle, sewing
Member Since: 01/21/2010
My favorite sewing projects are costumes. My grandchildren often ask for costumes that have no patterns. I love the challenge of putting it all together. Having to invent accessories is part of the fun, too. I would love to win the book since I have no idea of how to make a pattern for what's floating around in my brain!
Humm,probably about the age of 10 when I was finally allowed to use the sewing machine. Before then I had to cut and drape fabric on my dolls. At age 8 I received a toy Singer sewing machine. For the last 60 years it's been my outlet for creativity. I've tried needlework, painting, knitting,and basket weaving. But I always return to fabric!!
I purchased a wonderful silk handwoven table runner while on a trip to Monti Carlo years ago. It came from a tiny village in France. The shop had an old loom with an old weaver working away. Being a bit frugal, I had to think hard about buying it, but I've treasured it for many years. No regrets. I was a bit surprised that Europe doesn't have as many fabric shops as I had imagined. The good old USA has the Mother Load!
A dear friend (who is an expert heirloom sewer)taught me to always let spray starch dry totally before ironing. If not, brown spots might appear.. : (
My next project is nightgowns for my 3 year-old granddaughter. What fun!!
I've purchased Threads magazine through the years and still have every one! I can always find something in each issue that gets my attention, answers my questions, or just becomes a reference book. I've got post-its flagging great articles that I just can't part with. To have my own subscription would be a dream! I've been a sewing for over 50 years and still love it!
It would be "Copy That". I always struggle with marking fabric.
Oh, Wow! This would be so wonderful to have! I've bought copies through the years when the budget was right. Loved everyone of them and have them lovingly stored for references. This DVD would be the complete library, and I could give my paper copies to my daughter.
I have three granddaughters who will need new Christmas dresses. And there are always great ideas in your magazine for gifts, so I won't know until I read the issue!
Oh my! So many tailoring facets that I'd love to learn. Bound buttonholes, professional underlining, pick stitched zippers, fitting and altering, and the list goes on! I do hope I win a copy!
This book would be a wonderful addition to my Threads collection of reference books. I started collecting them a few years ago and find them timeless! Somethings just aren't time sensitive..sewing is one of them. I love reading the articles on clothing construction and pattern alterations. This book would be great to add to the collection!
I love hand embroidery! I can be so creative to take a blank fabric and just go for it! It can be folksy or elaborate.. I love it all.
I would love to win this book! Granddaughter Ella was born two days ago - February 6 - and this would be perfect for future sewing projects!
I would LOVE to win this book! My little granddaughter, Ella, was born two days ago - February 6 - and this would be perfect for future sewing projects for her!
Hand embroidery is my favorite! All types. I had my first lesson in the 7th grade at boarding school and I was hooked. Please do more articles on it so the craft isn't lost.
Baste, baste, baste. My mother loved to do tailoring and taught me the value of basting and pressing every seam as you sew. That was many years ago and it still holds true.
Wow! Perhaps I can get some ideas for using the tubs of 50's and 60's patterns I have stored! They are inherited and so interesting-I just couldn't throw them away. Classic, classic styles!
First, I love Threads magazine, and your web site which is loaded with helpful articles and sewing hints. I store all of you e-letters and magazines, even the old ones! Sewing is a timeless art form.
Please enter me in the book drawing. As a grandmother of 3, I'm sure I can use it!
Thank you so much for your yearly update of online fabric sources! and also for all of the wonderful, educational articles you so generously share with the 'sewing nation'! I have two personal favorites from your list - Fabric.com for it's awesome customer service and prices; and Adrianne's Attic for sometimes hard to find finer sewing fabrics and prices (she seems to be expanding into fun fabrics, too!).Both have served me well!
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