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jlkata | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello, I am new to this forum, I look forward to learning.. I am a new sewer, hoping to learn alot more.




  1. ctirish | | #1

    Hi Laurie,  I feel bad no one had responded to your posting.  Welcome. I am pretty new at this type of communication.  I am hoping it will keep me motivated and help with problems as I come across each one.  There are a couple of other posts going for new members - I believe one of them is titled Gatherings.   I live in New England but finding people who sew to talk too or commiserate with when things go wrong. 

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    Hello and welcome!  So glad to hear that there are so many new sewers out there!  Let us know if we can help with any of your projects!  There are lots of good folks here who enjoy assisting and encouraging others.  What type of sewing do you like to do? 

     I love it all, have been sewing for decades, but always find new techniques and better ways of doing things by reading these threads.  Through the years Threads magazine has taught me so much.  On the threads website, check out tips and techniques too. 


  3. From my Stash.... | | #3

    Welcome to the world of possibilities, Laurie.

    When you read through a lot of the discussions, you'll find a real range of expertise - from the many new sewers to those of us who have been doing this for years to the professionals. Don't let anything discourage you. We all have learned through trial and error with a lot of high hopes, dashed expectations, and fabulous results when it all comes together.

    If you have a question, don't hesitate to post it - not everybody has a relative or friend who will teach them how to sew. You'll find a great group of readers who will spend the time helping you out. And any time you feel discouraged, just read the thread re sewing disasters - we've all had them and fortunately we can now laugh at them.

    Enjoy it,



  4. kayrosie | | #4

    There are alot of good sewing books out there. If you have a chance to go to Barnes and Noble or sometimes Target and Walmart have sewing books on sale.  Sew News and Threads are excellent places for information too.
    I guess the best thing I could tell you is practice practice.  I taught my granddaughter how to sew first by learning the sewing machine, how to thread, how to sew a straight seam and all that.  I guess I don't know how much you already know.  Geyt a simple pattern and go for it.  Make a simple pair of shorts, top.  Or make a pillow case, or something really easy.  If you can tell me what you want to sew I probably could help you more. 

    1. kayrosie | | #5

      I found two books that are really good.  REaders Digest puts one out it is called REaders Digest Complet Guide to Sewing.  It has a bunch in it.  the other one is Sewing 101 A Beginners Quide to Sewing is the title by Creative Pulishing.  I am thinking we got thisone at Target.

      Hope I helped.


  5. meg54 | | #6

    I am also new to this forum.  I have been reading all of the various questions and answers and thanks to all of you I feel like I hit the jack pot!  I too want to enhance my sewing skills and this forum seems like the right place to ask and learn.

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