Do I really want to learn to sew again? I've been going back and forth on this since when my son was born nearly 10 years ago. I have even purchased two machines and returned them because I knew I would not have time to do it. Now, I just can not get it out of my mind and I've been reading and researching tons of sewing tips and saving them on board on my Pinterest board. I've listed some of my most recent favorite sewing tips toward the end of the post.
The last time I sewed anything was about 40 years ago when my mom taught me as a child. I'd made bedding for my Barbies, doll clothes, and even made a couple of useful little pouches for myself. But that was where it ended. I don't really recall, but it may have been over a summer. So now, here I am pouring over listings on Amazon for sewing machines and I found some great starter ones. I found a couple Great Sewing Machines– I mean around 20- that I thought would work out well as starter machines. I liked some of these here, and my mom and I discussed a few.
So, back to this. My Pinterest sewing board is filling up. If you are into sewing, I would love for you to join me and help in some things. Just comment below with your Pinterest URL or email you use for Pinterest, make sure to follow me, and I will add you. I found these (links listed below) impressive sewing tips/hacks there.
I can not wait to share them with my mom all the while wondering if she will start sewing again. She says her sewing machine is in the attic, though I don't think anyone has seen it in 20 years. She tells a story of how many moons ago, while I was in school, she was sneakily going off to community college taking classes to work as a tailor. (I'm certain I was the only one that didn't know about it which is why I say sneakily.)
Here are the 12 Sewing Tips I promised! Click on the title you want to view.
How to Make a Dress: Dressmaking Course
Learn to Sew Series – How to Buy Fabric
Sewing Tip: No More Stubborn Straight Pins
Serger Sewing Tip: Tuck Your Tail In
How to Shorten or Lengthen a pattern
Using the Double Needle Without the 2nd Spool Holder