Hi All…I discovered this forum in Threads Magazine. What a delight! I am brand new to sewing. I am also a man…my family kids me about taking this up as a hobby. I’d like to think of it as a life long pursuit (of perfection, creativity & satisfaction).
I have always wanted to sew since I was in high school…now I’m approaching 50! I am very very very obsessive. I’ve been reading avidly (Amazon has made a fortune off of me) and I”m practicing a variety of techniques.
I am happy with my progress. I just started sewing 2 weeks ago and knew absolutely nothing!!!…that’s right; not even how to thread my brand knew Viking 950e; nothing about needles, thread types, pattern reading, stitching, fabric, etc. Now all I do is read and practice. I’ve learned how to do a “blind hem;” how to make “button holes;” how to sew on buttons using the machine; and last night, I made a “patch pocket” from the muslin I bought so that I could practice. I’m discovering and learning…I’m fulfilling a dream and it’s beautiful.
What I want to do is make my own suits, shirts and ties. I’ve got a lot to learn but I’m having sooooo much fun. You will hear from me in these forums. I’ll ask questions (after I do a “search” of course), and I’ll also contribute as much as I can. I simply wanted to introduce myself and say, “Hello sewing world!”