(Closed) Sewing Bees, Advice please!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Okay, found the right post! I would have to say yes, I think a similar project could be a good beginner project. The quilt in the post was all straight seams and had minimal piecing on the quilt blocks. I think I would reccomend a smaller size like a lap quilt or a wall-hanging though.

Where in Northern California are you? (I grew up in Sacramento Smile) Does anyone in your family sew? It’s worthwhile to have someone on hand who can walk you through how to wind a bobbin, thread your machine, adjust the tension and what to do when something isn’t quite right. Failing that, I would look into a class at a community college (I took a sewing class at Sac City way back when – learned a ton!), your park district or even a JoAnn store! I haven’t checked, but Youtube probably has videos for sewing basics.

As for a sewing machine, I would reccomend you learn the basics first. A super-fancy sewing machine is NOT going to save you if you don’t know the basics but a solid, no-frills machine will be able to handle 99% of what you need when you DO know them.

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