A sewing forum

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Not to take anything away from this forum or CS, but I'm looking for a sewing forum. I've sewed for 46 years but I'm always willing to learn and share my knowledge. Does anyone know of a GOOD sewing forum?

-- Ardie /WI (ardiexxxxx@hotmail.com), December 13, 2001


Why not just add it here in a new catagory?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 13, 2001.

I don't know of any specific sites but I wonder if you put sewing into a search engine. Maybe some of the pattern companies, like McCalls or some others might have one.

-- Melissa (me@home.net), December 13, 2001.

Try this one Ardie: http://www.sewingworld.com/newsw/frame_discuss.htm

-- Joy F (S.Central Wisc) (CatFlunky@excite.com), December 13, 2001.

Ardie, do you know how to crochet? I love sewing but have never "clicked" when it comes to crocheting.I would love to learn how. Can you do that over the internet? or am I just going to have to wing it?

-- Micheale from SE Kansas (mbfrye@totelcsi.net), December 13, 2001.

Yes, I think I remember how to crochet. There are a lot of very easy books out there to teach yourself how. Crocheting is easy once you master the basics. I haven't posted much about sewing because there haven't been many posts by other people about it. Do a lot of you sew?

-- Ardie /WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), December 13, 2001.

I like to make quilts and things like pillows, curtains and such for the house. I can re-make clothes to fit the kids and myself, and do lots of mending. I don't buy fabric and make new items as I find I can get better deals by shopping yard sales and discount stores. but I do love to make quilt tops the most!! I love looking at all of my fabric lined up on the shelves...

-- Melissa (me@home.net), December 13, 2001.

Micheale, My sister tried to teach me to crochet for years...not GOOD! I took a short class and learned immediately. The end result of the class was an afghan.

-- DW (djwallace@sotc.com), December 13, 2001.

Ardie, I currently am working as a Home and Careers teacher (what was called Home Ec when I was in school). I have a number of neat sites and forums on my computer at school. I'll try to post them tomorrow if time permits. I love to sew, sew for myself and my daughter, sew for pocket change, and just last week sewed my first formal clothes for my oldest son to wear to the Christmas ball. I also like to make teddy bears. My 40th birthday present to myself was to learn how to knit, that was years ago, my knitting isn't pretty but it is servicable. I'd like to learn to spin, my next quest. I'd love to chat with you all via the forum about sewing and hand crafts. Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), December 13, 2001.

Ardie, I love to sew although I don't do as much as I used to because of back pain. I have sewn all my life practically! I learned on a Singer treadle sewing machine and still have one. I don't use it now though, it's "decoration". When my kids were small, I made most of their clothes and did sewing for other people. Sewing is becoming a lost art. There aren't even as many fabric stores around here anymore. Everything is crafts now. You name it, I have probably made it including swimming suits and bridal gowns.

-- Barb in Ky. (bjconthefarm@yahoo.com), December 14, 2001.

I too learned on a treadle sewing machine! I used to watch my great- aunt sew and found it fascinating. When I was 13, I took a course at a local Singer sewing machine center-10 lessons for $10.00 and the rest is history. I taught my DD, Lisa from WI, how to sew. She made her own wedding dress. Right now, I'm making myself some flannel nightgowns. I also make my DH dress shirts as he likes mine better than store bought. I make the sleeves and the body of them longer. I think home made clothing lasts longer then store bought. With children though, they do out grow them fast so second hand is a good idea.

-- Ardie /WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), December 14, 2001.

Ardie, a website of interest might be www.sewing.org While this does not, I believe, have a forum there is a lot of neat ideas here. I use some of them when I am teaching my 7th graders how to sew. Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), December 14, 2001.

I love to sew-I make things for me and the kids-I make my son plor fleece pants and tops-they are pretty easy. My husband prefers my shirts to store bought, but its difficult to find suitable shirt fabric here.-I'm afraid sewing is becomming a lost art. Knitting seems to be making somewhat of a comeback though, thanks to celebrities like Julia Roberts. Crocheting, I believe, is quite a bit easier than knitting. I find needlework of all kinds to be very soothing-except for crossstitch-for some reason, that drives me nuts!

-- Kelly (ksaderholm@yahoo.com), December 14, 2001.

Kelly, these past few days, DD and I have been researching sites that sell fabric. There are some that are good. I prefer shopping on- line than dealing with the fabric/craft shops that are full of cutsie- poo, artsy-craftie stuff.

-- Ardie /WI (ardie54965@hotmail.com), December 14, 2001.

Hi Ardie, I also learned on a treadle, and still sew on it occasionally. I have had a professional sewing business for the last 20 years, sewing for the public. I love making quilts and crafts. I would be very interested in a sewing forum with you. In His Grace, Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), December 14, 2001.

Just to add a guy's 2 cents, I learned (Mum didn't have any girls to teach so... ) on a treadle as well. My major accomplishment was a full Santa's suit I made about 12-15 years ago. I use to go to nursing homes and do Christmas parties. Now I just do it for our kids.

Happy hoidays to all. Dave

-- Dave (ddouble@bit-net.com), December 15, 2001.

I'm almost 42 and I started sewing at 13 because I didn't like the way my mom sewed. My DH gave me an Elna 12 ago and I'm still loving the art of sewing with a good machine. I am also looking for a forum to learn some new tricks. My daughter has a dance in a month and I would love to make her dress since she is very small and hard to fit. Any help would be welcome.


-- Margaret Harrison (maggiehar@yahoo.com), September 08, 2002.

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