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Sewing instructor needed

squirel | Posted in General Discussion on

I’m also new to this . I have taken classes at Joann’s ,trying to get the basics. I’m frustrated because I’m not learning fast enough. I want to be able to sit down and sew something easily. I did take a serger class at a smaller store that hooked me. Any suggestions on what to look for in a serger?  I worked on a BabyLoc EVOLVE.  I’ve really enjoyed sharing.  Thanks


  1. Ralphetta | | #1

    This isn't about the serger.  In regard to not going fast enough..check the recent discussions on this site about good videos.  Several people have recommended some.  That might help you to move faster.

  2. PASDENOM | | #2

    It takes practice to develop skills, even if you technically know what to do. As someone who's been sewing for almost 50 years I can say I still experience frustrations, make mistakes, hit snags and have to rip and redo things. I don't think anyone can whiz through a project effortlessly. Something to try is to stop sewing when you start to feel frustrated. Even if it takes longer it makes the experience more enjoyable. Try to tackle projects just slightly beyond your current skill level so you build gradually and don't challenge yourself so much that you get stuck and discouraged as often.

    1. mimi | | #3

      Pasdenom:  This is excellent advice!

      I might add, once you have mastered a skill on a project congratulate yourself and then try something just a little bit more difficult!  The rewards of sewing go far beyond "something" to wear!


      1. PASDENOM | | #4

        I'm glad you agree with me. I agree with you too!

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      blondie2sew | | #5

      I think it is just nice to know that others out there even though been sewing for years and years (me being like 20 some) still have the same challenge and issues. Whether you are just beginning like your self you will get frustrated at your level....and those like almost 50 years are working at a different level but face the same challenges at their level!! Draw comfort in the fact that you don't learn if you don't face the challenges!! I do want to add that I learned alot when I was beginning ( and I still gleam from this as well) I had some wonderful Ladies who I sewed with. These ladies had more experience and took me in just to sew with me. I had a project and while she was working with her own she helped me as I needed it!! Chatted and shared tips. That I must say I learned more from just bringing my machine and sewing with ladies then sometimes I did at seminars or classes. I haven't taken alot of formal classes. I am excited to say I learned alot by this and I am willing to extend the same!! I have a friend who wants to sew and I said great let's sew together!! That doesn't mean the same project just sewing!!Enjoy the process and enjoy the sewing journey!! Just be a sponge to all who will share their tips and ideas.. Then you find your best!!Have a great time Sewing

      Edited 11/2/2006 2:00 am ET by blondie2sew

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