This networking is all new to me so please bear with me and excuse me if I rattle on too much. I have always enjoyed reading discussions online – the amount of knowledge everyone has and is willing to share is fantastic. I just never had the nerve to jump on the bandwagon. I always go to my books if I find myself in a bind. However I now find myself in a position that I must seek assistance and am hoping someone can help me.
I have been sewing all my life from 16 to 67. As a big girl then and as a big woman now I sew because I love it and to have STYLISH CLOTHES THAT FIT. Years ago patterns were few and far between and no magazines or books to help. I used to go into store dressing rooms with ready-mades, turn them inside out to see “how did they do that”. Actually, I still do. There isn’t anything I have made.
Now I hear that “sewing is coming back”. Coming back? For me it never left! But to my problem.
I scrapbook with 4-5 girls/ladies once a month – we have a great time and a lot of laughs. They know I sew and have taken it in their heads that they want me to teach them! I was in management in the hospitality/resort industry over 30 years and taught many, many people their jobs. I am methodical and detailed oriented. Over the years if I needed sewing information I would go, seek and learn. This now puts me in a different position – they will be coming to me to learn. I don’t want to waste their time nor make it so difficult or confusing that they get overwhelmed and loose interest. I have suggested they take some lessons locally but they think “it would be so much more fun to get together (just like scrapbooking) and they just know I can teach them better than anyone else”. They are all excited. Am I doomed??
They are all beginners. A couple of them can sew on a button but if a hem comes out they have to take it somewhere to be fixed.
Should I even attempt this? Please, does anyone out there know how I even begin. Know of any videos/books, etc., that can help me? Should I take a sewing class myself to see how it is done?
This is more of a challenge than I have had in a long time??!!