Member Since: 05/17/2011
I have an extensive list of projects to sew including fashion accessories, handbags, clothing, toys, and home decor. I hope not only to work with new types of projects but also new-to-me fabrics. I have previously worked only with cotton and polyester.
I never realized how talented at sewing I really was until I passed age 30. I took a couple of sewing classes in college to improve the skills I had learned in highschool. The college instructor praised my attention to detail and the professional look of my garments..
My waistband problem is the opposite of that discussed in the video. Over the last 6 years, I've lost 32 pounds, resulting in a much smaller waist than what I started with. And, my weight continues to decrease at this time. I prefer elastic waistbands over those without elastic since the clothing stays on my body better and is more comfortable.
From another fan of Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing. In my case, however, not just any edition will do. I discovered from reading reviews of this book that later edition eliminated some useful material from the book. Because of that, I insist on keeping my older (1976 edition) which was printed for the 9th time in 1982. As others before me have said, this is a great reference book for home sewists. I have other sewing books too, but this one is my instinctive and first "go to" book for any sewing question.
I want to enhance my sewing skills so that I can make more of my own clothing, tailored for a perfect fit instead of always "settling" for clothing off the rack that I always have to alter to fit anyhow...
If, like myself, you have not sewn in many years, making a copy of your garment from inexpensive muslin can be a big help. This is especially true when you need to make adjustments to the garment to allow better fitting, as these adjustments can be made first in the muslin, then in your pattern before you construct the final garment.
This book would be a great addition to my reference library.
I've never been to New York. Of course, this means I've also never been to The City Quilter. Given that I've not been there, I can't honestly say I love NY, but I do want to visit the new World Trade Center in Manhattan and also the Statue of Liberty, as well as Grand Central Station... you know... tourist stuff...
The fabric looks fabulous, I'd love to have some to play with; do, please pick me.
There is a wealth of information in each Threads issue, which could help close the gaps in my knowledge of sewing and alterations. At current, I could use all the help I can get with those alterations. I am losing weight more rapidly than I can afford new clothing.
I want to learn more about couture techniques so I can make my clothes fit better... so many "off the rack" pieces either fit me like a sack or not at all. I seem to be between sizes...
Since I do not own my home, there is very little I would be allowed to do to spruce up the appearance... Renting isn't all it's cracked up to be. This apartment needs paint, carpet, window coverings... and new interior doors just for starters. The whole apartment has a retro 1960's look to it that, quite frankly is wearing thin. Heck, for that matter, it would probably be easier just to do the whole building over from the ground up... yeah, it IS that bad.
Great! Now I know what I've been doing wrong all these years. Now, if only my memory were half as good as this tip...
I prefer hand-stitched hems in any garment. In particular, I like that the stitches that hold the hem in place can be hidden on the inside of the garment, because try as I might, my machine stitching is never perfectly straight. When the stitches are hidden, it doesn't matter that my hand stitches are still a little bit wonky. They do the job, with nobody being the wiser - until now.
I'd love to win these, as mysteries are one of my favorite genres and to have that, combined with a sewing theme would be great.
This looks like a wonderful sewing reference.
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