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Old 11-18-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Need help learning to sew!

I want to learn how to sew and use a sewing machine. I have all these ideas for home crafts but no talent or know-how! I haven't sewn anything since I was probably 12 :lol: And I've never used a machine! So I need your help and advice!

Where do I start? What supplies? What is a good machine? Online links/resources? Anything else I am forgetting? Favorite youtube tutorials?

Thanks so much ladies!

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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Re: Need help learning to sew!

I feel the same. I have a machine but cant get it to work right. It is me, not the machine.
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Well hopefully someone will jump on with some tips and pointers!
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It all depends on how much you want to spend. Budget is usually the deciding factor in what sewing machine you get. If you have a craft store near you, you might think about taking an intro sewing class or asking a friend who sews to help you set up. The best thing to do is practice. There are a lot of easy, cute patterns on youcanmakethis.com.
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For a machine, less than 200 to start I was going to look into classes but quite frankly I just don't have the time for classes. One car, busy kids etc. So I was hoping to find some tutorials online and essentially teach myself!
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brother-Co...S6000I/4764726


Would this be good? I want something that can grow with me as I learn. I don't want TOO fancy or expensive, but nothing too cheap either!
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http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCraftyGemini
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There are tons on youtube. I suggest you have a project in mind and then search for that.
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Re: Need help learning to sew!

Honestly, I'd look somewhere like Craigslist for a sewing machine. Often people buy something for one project and then it sits and they don't use it again. You might be able to save some money and get a nice machine that way. I do know someone that bought a really basic Brother sewing machine (black Friday deal from Walmart), and they have been pleased with it.
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brother-Co...S6000I/4764726

Would this be good? I want something that can grow with me as I learn. I don't want TOO fancy or expensive, but nothing too cheap either!
I have this machine and I love it. It's been a perfect learn-how-to-sew machine -- super easy to use and maintain. There is also a girl on YouTube who had posted videos using this specific machine that really helped me when I was first starting out... Search Brother CS6000 and they should come up. HTH!
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