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Reva, VA, US

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 05/17/2009

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers - Menswear

I made a former boyfriend a Civil War officer's (doctor's) uniform to wear in reenactments.

Re: Starter Machines and Beginning Sewers

A beginner must have a machine in good working order, or will be turned off to sewing before (s)he even begins. Adults cannot sew successfully on toy chainstitch battery machines; neither can a child be successful. I love the little Hello Kitty machine I picked up for my 4 year old granddaughter--she will get it eventually. Her first machine will be a 3/4 size vintage Singer 99 that I plan to convert to hand crank. It is very hard to sew over your finger while turning a crank. There are several vintage machines, such as the Singer 99, that can be purchased or converted to handcranks.