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Backi Petrovac

craft interests: crochet, sewing

Member Since: 02/25/2009

recent comments

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Colette Sewing Handbook

That looks like a wonderful book - I would be honored if I could get my hands on it.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

That seems like a wealth of information! I would love to have that. I am also in Europe and don't have easy access to sewing resources.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2" by Sandra Betzina

I have access to very few sewing books. It would be such a treasure to have this book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

That looks like a great book. Would love to have it for me and my daughters.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Quilt Your Stash!

I'd love to learn how to quilt and use all those little leftovers that I just can't make myself throw out :)

Re: Giveaway: Threads Insider Membership

I always come to threads first when I need to read up on a certain technique. I'd love to see more videos that show sewing techniques, even more complicated ones and of course lots and lots of articles/videos on fitting. I find that the hardest part of sewing for me and my girls who do not fit a size. Since I live in a country that does not have all the new gadgets and products available, I am interested in timeless techniques and wisdom, which can help me sewing even with just the basic tools. Thank you.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Famous Frocks" by Sara Alm and Hanna McDevitt

That looks like an amazing book. Would love to have it.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

I'd love to learn more about tailoring. Great topics.

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

I learned how to iron from my mom, who learned it from her mom, who was a servant in a rich household from young age. I basically iron shirts the same way described in the previous comments. I am teaching it to my daughters as well. It's an important skill to know.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue #159, March 2012

Coutoure construction is something I am curious to find out about.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sweet Stitches from the Heart"

I haven't embroidered since I was a young girl. I have thought about personalizing some of the items I sew for my children and gifts, but somehow don't know where to start. This would be perfect.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I have very little sewing books and it seems like a wonderful one to learn from. Sure would love to have it.

Re: And the Winner of Threads Issue #158 is...

Do I need to contact someone about my info or will you contact me?

Re: And the Winner of Threads Issue #158 is...

Oh, that is soooo exciting. I can't wait.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Threads issue #158

Seeing the finished garments on my children or me is all the inspiration I need! To take a flat piece of fabric and make it into a wearable item is very satisfactory and inspiring.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: "Quick Stuff to Sew"

I am planning to make some hair accessories holders for my girls. Probably a nice glasses pouch for my mom and MIL. Some fabric baskets for my sister and SIL.I have some trouble figuring out what to do for the men in our family though :)

Re: Book Giveaway: Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns

That sounds so interesting! It would be so good to be able to explore how things were done before our era. My daughter is also very interested in fashion and vintage design, it would be a great resource for her as well.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

I sew for myself and my daughters. I have tried draping some simple things, but I would love to learn more. Especially since my daughters keep designing new clothes all the time adn I have to figure out how to actually make them :)

Re: Book Giveaway: "1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips"

The best tip I have learned from NMSL (nursing mother's sewing list) a few years ago is to make a muslin for clothing I sew for myself and my girls. I am so off "standard" measurements and even my growing daughters do need lots of adjustments for a near perfect fit. Doing a quick muslin out of old sheets seems like extra work at first, but it saves so much headache when trying to fit the final garment. And it gives us any idea whether we like the silhuette in the first place. I only machine baste the seams and use the muslin to draw, mark on it all the alterations that need to be done. If a lot of changes are done, then I simply take the muslin apart and use the pieces as the new pattern :)