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Sewing machines

Discussion in 'Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Feb 22, 2015.

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  1. I know how to sew by hand.

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  2. I only sew by hand.

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  3. I have a sewing machine.

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  4. I know how to use my sewing machine.

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  5. I love sewing.

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  6. I can sew, but it is not an overwhelming joy. Mostly to fix things.

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  7. I do not have a machine.

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  8. I cannot sew by hand.

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  9. I cannot sew by machine

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  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    Do you sew?

    Pleasure?

    Pain?
     
  2. Gib

    Gib Active Member

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    I can and do hand sew certain things. It usually looks like Dr. Frankenstein's work, but it's solid. I let mom do it if it needs to look good.
     
  3. Melanie

    Melanie Active Member
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    Yup, but not good with the electric needle. I do needlepoint, embroidery...surface, Or Nue, crewel, stump work. I repair liturgical items, use knitting and crochet needles, and sometimes patchwork although I loathe quilting by hand with an intense passion.


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  4. dyanmarie25

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    I only know how to sew by my hand. I am not really good at making clothes, but I am able to fix/mend rips in clothing. I sometimes throw DIY project and give my old clothes new fashion twist. :)
     
  5. Sue-Ellen

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    i do have a sewing machine but when I sew I always sew by hand. I don't sew as much as I use to though now that my kids are grown.
     
  6. mcdirector

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    I used to make most of my clothes when I was a stay at home mom. When I started teaching, that hobby slowly disappeared. Now I mainly mend.
     
  7. Rob_BW

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    Does replacing buttons count? Because that's about the extent of my sewing. :)
     
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  8. jeremy81

    jeremy81 New Member

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    YES, most definitely. I can sew by hand or using a machine. In the past years, I've tried sewing my own blouses. Unfortunately, I don't think they're store-quality, yet. But I guess I'm improving on it the more I try to sew one. Thanks to my sister who always seems to have a project in her mind, I get to practice more of my sewing skills. The best thing I like about having my own sewing machine is I get to save tons as regards mending torn clothes, esp. jeans. Altering jeans is expensive, but with my machine, I've altered a lot of my jeans. When I lost a lot of weight due to a health condition, I went on 'altering jeans' frenzy. My only regret is that when I gained the weight again, I could no longer alter them back, haha.
     
  9. following-Him

    following-Him Active Member

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    I would love to be able to sew but sewing machines scare me. I can sew buttons and cross stitch and I can sew up my knitted garments but that is about it.
     
  10. grits4jesusfl

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    I sew and own both a sewing machine and a serger! Knowing how to use them came in handy while makeing curtians in Africa!
    I find sewing a pleasure when I finish!

    Sent from my SGH-T399 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Alcott

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    Whatsoever I rip, that shall I sew... and too often it's vice versa. But that's my extent.
     
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