When did you learn to sew?

Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by Faerie, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Faerie

    Faerie Peachy

    I was just wondering when everyone learned to sew? And From who?

    I learned probably at about 6... Hand sewing of course... I used to make clothes for my cabbbage patch dolls... I started using a machine at about 11... My mom helped me out.. But most everything i know was self taught.
  2. My mom showed me how to use her machine when I was 19. About a week later I bought my own sewing machine at a garage sale for $20. After that I couldn't stop sewing and basically taught myself everything I know. I started off making clothing for myself and friends. I had just had my son and I really needed a creative outlet. My life became all about Zeke and I needed to do something for myself at that point to keep my sanity. No sleep can drive you a little bonkers ;)
  3. kiss_the_sky

    kiss_the_sky Member

    I am learning it right now :). My mom is helping me, she's really good at it, so I'm really glad she can show me. I do remember one event though, when I was six. My grandmy had bought a new machine but she didn't know how to use it, and I explained it to her, though I had never sewed before. That was kind of funny.
  4. peacelovebarefeet

    peacelovebarefeet BuRniN oNe...

    never... i wish i did.. im gunna make my mom show me...
  5. when i was 5 my grandmother showed me how to hand sew.. did it off and on for years didnt learn to sew with machine tell i was 23 i went to go live with her and she showed me how. My first project on the sewing machine was a long flowy patchwork skirt. Still have it, it kicked ass!
  6. TheLizardQueen

    TheLizardQueen horny for knowledge

    I learned last summer when i starting getting into reconstructing old tees. I bought a book at a used book store for $3, but my mom is giving me a crash course to further teach me.
  7. Acorn

    Acorn Member

    i dont remember. i know i hand sewed when i was little for a long time and made some not so great clothes for my dolls. then my mom tought me how to use a machine in about 5th grade. and in 8th grade we had a whole class on sewing and we made pajama pants. i got a old 50s sewing maching two summers ago from goodwill, its really cool.
  8. sweetersappe

    sweetersappe Member

    My mom taught me how to sew on buttons and patches when I was pretty young, maybe about 8. But, I wasn't too interested in sewing until I was a lot older. I started hand sewing some little dresses for my daughter a couple of years ago. My husband gave me a sewing machine for Christmas when I was 24 and I had never used one before. I just read the manual and learned by trial and error. Mostly error :) Now I sew a lot. I make clothes for myself and my daughter. I really enjoy it.
  9. I was always in ballet so ever since I was about 8 I sewed the elastic on to my shoes and when I was 10 i started to sew the ribbion onto my pointe shoes then when i was 12 I always helped make our costumes adding sequins and what not
  10. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    When I was 4.. I do not use the skill though.
  11. When I was between 4 and 6. The only things I remember making were bean bags and a wallet for my mom's friend's birthday.
    Then I was tought to sew on the machine at age 14.
    I sew, I knit, I crochet, I cross-stitch, I embroider.
  12. Myranya

    Myranya Slytherin Girl

    I learned a little at school, think I was maybe eight or so? We made some clothes for our dolls and such. I never really learned to use a machine, I can do a simple seam with one but I rarely do 'cause I take so long to figure out how it worked again, I basically do everything by hand.
  13. Applespark

    Applespark Ingredients:*Sugar*

    When I was little I would make clothes for my minnie mouse and do some sewing on the machine with my mom watching me...I would cut socks to make swimsuits for my stuffed animals.
  14. FallenFairy

    FallenFairy Senior Member

    I first leanred how to sew by hand when I was 5 yrs old. I started to makes clothes for my dolls and gradually I started to repair clothing by the age of 8 then for my 10th birthday I was given a really nice sewing machine and I started to make clothes for myself. The only thing that really sux right now is I left my sewing machine and all of my patterns when I had moved and now I dont even have a needle and thread to keep me busy. GRRRRRRRRRR
  15. thebeadfairy

    thebeadfairy Member

    Hi Everyone
    I learned to sew about 6 years ago. I taught myself to sew on a sewing machines My first creations were awful but after practicing alot, I got the hang of it. I bought the Threads for heads book from a friend and I learned alot from the stitchin bitches. I work for a hat company now as a seamstress. I like sewing and do it everyday. My passion is lampworking and sculpting ceramic beads but sewing pays the bills. Here are pics of my hats.
    Have a sweet day
    Unique Creations & Wearable art Glass
  16. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    nice hats

    welcome to the forums :D
  17. MaryJeanne

    MaryJeanne Member

    i learned to sew when i was 7 i think.... cant remember, but me and my bestest friend alyssa would sew all the time when we were like 9 and make our own clothes and even wear them to school. the cliques started at that age too, so we were known as the weird girls... kinda like romy and michelles high school reunion. i just finally got my own sewing machine so i can sew up a storm whenever now.
    peace and love
    keep on sewing mamas and papas!!!
  18. t-dub

    t-dub Pass me the pepper

    first grade... i made a cat pillow and an apron... but i give credit to my great grandmother... she taught me everything i know today!
    crochet, sewing, quilting, embroidery, although i learned as i grew older through trial and error.
    i treasure this knowledge, and will pass it down to my children someday.
  19. lucyinthesky

    lucyinthesky Tie Dyed Soul

    those are AWESOME!!!!!!!!! i love em!!! :)

    i learned to sew probably when i was like 8 or 9, and i made these horribly lame satin pillows for everyone in my family for christmas, and drew on them with fabric paint. I get so embarassed.....everyone still pulls them out for christmas every year :& i even made one for Santa, and then a couple years ago i found it hiding in a box with all my letters to him. taha
  20. granola.kiss

    granola.kiss Member

    I've always sewn a little bit by hand. A few years ago I got into sewing patchwork by hand, but it took forever, so for my 21st birthday I got a machine & I've taught myself everything I know.


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