(Closed) sewing your own clothes?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

There are SO many great tutorials on Pinterest for different items of clothing, I’d most definitely suggest looking on there.

I so badly want to buy my own sewing machine so I can start making my own clothing, but it’s just not in the budget right now.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

hello ๐Ÿ™‚

sorry i cant help, i did fashion for 1 year at college so made a dress, ad now ive decided that i want to start making up my own clothes too.

Actually going shopping tomorrow for stuff to get started.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Yes!  I sew most my clothing!  I’m attaching a few pictures of my work.

You will need a decent sewing machine, and I prefer Singer, personally.  You will need sewing needles for your machine, hand sewing needles, pincushion with pins, safety pins, measuring tape, cutting board, really good scissors, and  – most important – a SEAMRIPPER!  ๐Ÿ™‚  An iron and ironing board is also essential.

Sorry about the pics being so big.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@rubyred605:  That bathing suit is ADORABLE!!!  You do an awesome job!

@parisian_bee:  No problem, Pinterest is pretty much my go-to for any DIY projects I want to try.  And I know, I keep wanting to put so much money aside every paycheck for a nice sewing machine, but I always have something else (all wedding related) that I blow the money on.  Haha  After August 30th, a fund will be started.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@LucyLaLa:  Thanks I bookmarked the blog! She does awesome stuff with “nothing”! I can’t believe the turn-around of some of the clothing! WOW. Makes me want to learn too!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@parisian_bee:  I learned how to sew when I was ten… so I’ve been doing it for 15 years!

I read Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing.  She has some good tutorials and sew alongs.  Also I like Colette Pattern’s blog.  Her book is really awesome too. 

I would recommend a sewing book.  My mom’s old Singer book from the 70’s was great, so I imagine their new sewing book would be good too!

Just remember it takes lots of patience and time!  Don’t rush to do more advanced projects.  As long as your fabric is beautiful, even the simplest skirt will look smashing!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes! I sew some of my own clothes, and i love doing it! For patterns, advice and tutorials i would reccomend http://www.burdastyle.com/. I love their modern patterns and supportive community!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@rubyred605:  LOVE the swimsuit!!! Super cute!

@parisian_bee I really enjoy sewing!  I think it requires a lot of practice and learning from trial and error!  Youtube videos definitely help!

I would recommend starting with cotton fabrics… stretchy and silky fabrics are a little more difficult to work with in the beginning!

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