Post # 1
just want to brag on my dad here for a second, he is such an amazing father. For my birthday last year, i told my parents i wanted a sewing machine knowing my dad has like 5 of them (he sort of collects them). That was april, he told me sure i could have one but it never happened. This past weekend he bought me an old singer sewing machine with table from a garage sale & he refinished the table/cabinet distressed turquoise!!! I am so freakin excited!!!! I cant wait to start making things, especially with our baby due in april… For my birthday last year, my brother bought me “sewing for dummies.” Do any of you sew? What were some of the first things you stared making And what are some helpful websites? I cant wait to dive into this, im so excited!!!!
Post # 3
@GypsyLove: I sew! It’s so much fun! One good website with LOTS of info and many, many interesting free patterns for all kinds of stuff is BurdaStyle.
Also, if you’re into vintage clothes, there’s a company called EvaDress that sells copies of vintage patterns!
I’ve been sewing for my whole life. . . my first project was probably something for my dolls, but my first thing for myself sewn on the machine was a nightgown made to look like an ancient Egyptian dress! (I was obsessed with ancient Egypt at the time, when I was 12).
Also, let’s see, I did some sewing for someone who needed nursing blouses, out of a really wonderful book. . . I think it was by the designer Anna Maria Horner. Let’s see if I can find it. Yes, it’s called Handmade Beginnings. It has lots of simple and really fun projects for mothers and babies, and her fabric is soo pretty.
Have fun! 🙂
Post # 4
@Creiddylad: thank you so much for all of the info! Im definitely checking into all of that! my mil is very good at sewing but she lives kind of far away…i cant wait to get started ((((: i can never find exactly what i want in stores so im hoping i can just create it
Post # 5
I am a beginner sewer! The first thing I made was a taggie blankie for my nephew, and then I made a pillow case dress for my daughter. I went on you tube alot to learn how to french seam and make things look more professional.
I bought fabric to make doubl sided recieveing blankets, but I didnt really like the fabric so I never made them and my daughters too old now. I would start with that though! Really easy.
Post # 6
Also, make sure you know everything the sewing machine does! I went through the trouble to french seam daughters dresses, and then come to find out my machine had a serger setting and would have made it so much easier. My machine was inherited from my grandpa, and luckily he still had the instruction book.
Post # 7
I sent this site to a friend that sews and she was very excited. I’m sure you can find patterns that aren’t too hard.
Oh and I hope I’m not being offensive, I just saw you mentioned you were pregnant in another post 🙂
Post # 8
Wow I will have to check out those websites. I am a new sewer too.
Post # 9
No, no offense here!! Thanks so much for suggesting the website, im definitely going to check it out…i have found a lot of cute & easy (so they say) beginner projects on pinterest..im really excited to have something new to do in my spare time, ive been feeling so restless lately lol