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learned to sew

marylei | Posted in Talk With Us on

I learned to make doll dresses on my Grandmother’s treadle when I was 6 or 7. It was a real challenge to get the treadle going and pay attention to the sewing! I took sewing classes at the Singer store in Houston,texas. My first dress was white with pink&red polka dots and a full circle skirt! By the time I was in high school I made a lot of my clothes…45 years later I still do..today I started cutiing out pieces for a new bedspread/quilt, and a border print rayon gaucho pants!

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  1. user-161621 | | #1

    I learned to sew at 13.  I had a neighbor who taught sewing at Singer Sewing Machine store and I took Saturday morning lessons that summer.  I had to ride a bus to go downtown as I lived in the suburbs.  My mother owned a  sewing machine but only used it for mending.  She did not know anything about reading patterns or choosing either patterns or fabric.  Learning to sew opened a whole new world for me.  My parents lived on a very limited income and didn't have a lot of money to buy clothes for me.  So I sewed out of necessity but also learned a skill that has carried through for me for about 50 years.  I sewed my own clothes all the years that I worked and had to retire early to take care of my husband who was ill.  I then took a quilting lesson which opened another new door for me.  Today, I own a Pfaff and a Babylock and do both sewing and quilting.

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