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Re: The Blog for Men Who Sew (And the Women Who Sew For Them)

My wife bought me a sewing machine for my 40th birthday. She doesn't sew, but knew I had an interest. I am now 50.

Over the years, I have sewn lined vests (beautiful, but not too practical), pheasant hunting vest (pretty cool), pajamas for my wife and I (me?....eek grammar challenge!), a decoy bag for duck hunting decoys (the synthetic material really put my non-industrial machine to the test), coveralls, and various repairs/alterations.

I must say, what slows me down in terms of projects is finding patterns that don't look foolish. The industry is ripe for an update.

Also, the instructions could be vastly improved. I've spent a week on a three sentence paragraph trying to understand what they want, and correlate it to the illustration. There is so much technology out there nw, that there is no excuse for not having instructions totally clear and easy to follow. Heck, how about the invention of the camera! We could actually use photographs instead of rough illustrations.

Anyway, I stumbled into this very blog this morning while sitting in a cafe, doing a Google search for "Male Sewing Patterns". I found "malepatternboldness", which is great, but the quest will continue.

Cheers!

DG