Sewing

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Thanks @Maisie Walker. Now days they have sewing machines that practically sew things on their own, but my portable one is an older model and I still have to do most of the stuff myself. :)
     
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    i use to make all my kids clothes way back when---when i was living by myself i use to make pajamas and always making curtains--but now i have no place to keep my sewing machine so i havent sewed in 6 years--i sure do miss it---i made a quilt all by hand it took 4 months it was for a twin size bed
     
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    Wow @Babs Hunt Those are very well done and very in fashion right now. I have thought about doing something like this too. So much cheaper than what they would sell these for in the stores and these look really nice. I'm not a big fan of the high/low and shark bite that is in right now.
     
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    My sister was very happy with the lace I sewed on her tops and jacket as you can see from the smiles on her face. My daughters brought them to her when they went on their Florida beach vacation. I was kind of nervous doing this for her so I am very happy to see her smiling face while she's wearing them. :)
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    I always thought some day someone would invent a very small sewing machine that guys could use ineveryday life to patch up things, like adjusting th lengths of pants or letting out the waist, cuffing, etc. My wife has nevefrsewed anything and I've been the one who does what needs to be done with a needle and thread, short ofsending it out to a taylor. Speaking of tailors, there have been times in my life when I wished I had become a taylor. someone who could make a suit of clothes, a sports jacket, a pair of pants, or anything one might wear. No one never developed that small stitcher but I have spent many an evening in front of the tv set, taking up a pair of pants or letting them out with a needle and thread.
     
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    Hi Hannah
    I'm new here on this site. I designed some puppets and had to get someone in the UK to make the prototypes for me. I asked around and looked around for someone who is good at sowing. Everyone is so busy. Anyway I bought a programmable sewing machine with the hopes I could find someone that could help to set up and train disabled workers to make the puppets for me. I haven't been successful in finding someone to do that yet. Making doll clothes is probably a somewhere in the same talent range as
    making puppets. I have also been thinking about setting up a sewing club for seniors who could get together and socialize while making puppets and getting paid to do it.
    Maybe someday I will figure out how to do this? For now it is just a fun hobby. I have never had the time to learn to sew myself. Anyway let me know if you have any pictures of doll clothes you have made.
    Sounds like they are pretty awesome.
    Dan
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    OH WoW, I've not seen this before. How clever you are, but Babs, this sister is your absolute double ...I honestly thought it was you.... :D Can you make me some things please..... ;):D
     
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    But they have @Bill Boggs ..you can buy a simple hand held sewing machine which just does exactly that...takes up hems etc.. ...but they're not very good tbh!!
     
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  9. Babs Hunt

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    Holly this is my sister that has the same birthday as me but is 5 years younger and a whole thinner too. :) I'm a very basic and simple sewer and I don't think I could make the kind of things you wear. I do this for fun but it is definitely not one of gifts or talents. It is more a hobby.
     
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  10. Holly Saunders

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    Well you look as young as she does Babs, so you must be doing something right... :D
     
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    I was born into a family with good genes. :)
     
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