(Closed) Can you sew?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Can you sew?
    I can't even thread a needle : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Maybe I could put a button on if my life depended on it : (12 votes)
    15 %
    I've been known to hem something or fix a little rip : (27 votes)
    34 %
    I've made a couple items that I actually wore : (21 votes)
    26 %
    I can make anything I want! : (16 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 4
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’d probably fix something like my Fiance ripped a big hole in his winter coat after owning it for less than a month so I mended it.  I’ve ripped holes in inconspicuous areas in my jeans and patched them with my sewing machine.  I’m not great at either hand sewing or machine sewing, but I could improve if I were interested in doing such.

    Post # 5
    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011


    I am the designated sewer in the house. It took me a lot of youtube videos to really master a nice button and hole stitch up. I really can just do survival sewing , nothing super fancy or creative

    I even altered my own wedding dress, but thats cause I’m insane and cheap ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 6
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I got an A in home economics for my hand sewing abiities and I’ve made a pair of sleep/lounge pants on a sewing machine.  I can’t really do any fancier than that though.

    I’d love to buy a sewing machine and use it for craft type projects though.

    Post # 7
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve made a few blankets and some renaissance dresses, and sewn on more military name badges and insignias than I want to even think about.  But for some reason, I hate trying to fix ripped seams!  I’ll always give it a shot, but I can’t guarantee it looks like it did before the rip happened. ๐Ÿ™  Kudos to you for fixing his shirt instead of tossing it, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I took a sewing class in jr. high, high school and college.  I can sew, but I don’t like to sew (not great at it, I just know enough to get by).  I much prefer to shop for my clothes! lol!  I will hem and repair things, but I don’t make clothing.  

    Post # 9
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    yes, i can hand sew and i have 2 sewing machines and a serger. i make a lot of kids outfits (belle princess/ballet/christmas pagents stuff) because i enjoy this type of sewing more but i made 2 sexy mrs claus outfits (with slightly longer skirts) last month for co workers and ive made curtains, wedding ring pillows and garters for friends

    also hubby often comes to me with a idea for something for his scuba equip and i make it out of neoprene/lycra/webbing & brass clips and then his buddies ask for it as well – thats why i have 2 machines, one i dont care about if it breaks

    Post # 10
    46404 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was going to be a home ec teacher the first time I went to university. I ended up changing careers because the classes were so boring.

    I have sewn pretty much everything including several sets of bridesmaid dresses for friends and a suit for my son.

    Post # 11
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I can “survival sew” as Mrs.Argentina said, but I WISH I could sew more! =/

    Post # 12
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    yes! been sewing since i was probably like 3 years old.

    Post # 13
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Can I bloody hell.


    Post # 14
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I can hand sew pretty well. I also got a sewing machine recently and have been learning to use it. Made some pillow recently, and maybe will do some curtains next. Nothing complicated, just straight lines ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

    I can do basic things, I really want to learn more though (: my mom is going to teach my over my school’s Christmas holidays

    Post # 16
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    yes. I started to learn when I was about 4 and got my first sewing machine when I was 9. 

    but I have no patience. I made clothes in college when I was poor. but I’d rather buy them now that I can afford it. now I only sew if I need something I can’t find in the stores. and I tend to alter things very often.

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