gandpsmommy Posted June 21, 2009 Share Posted June 21, 2009 I sewed as a child in 4-H and even went to the state fair with an outfit I made when I was about 10. After that I stopped because I didn't really like it. I had to sew a drawstring knapsack in home-ec class in high school. I wasn't that great at sewing then, but did okay. I sewed lots of those easy quilts (where you sew together blocks, fill with batting, and tie the quilt at the end) for a Children's Hospital. I was 15 or 16 the last time I sewed. I'm 30 now. But, I really want to start sewing again. Now I think it would be fun. And I would love to be able to sew my own summer dresses, skirts and shorts, sew some curtains for the kids' rooms, sew some comfy blankets for the kids, etc. I'm quite short, so it's often hard to find pants and dresses that fit me. I'd love to be able to do my own hemming or just make the clothes myself. So, first, how hard is it to get back into sewing after not doing it for years? If I recall, the bobbin was my worst enemy in the process. And, what kind of machine should I look for. How much do they cost? Is it better to buy used or new? My dh is actually pretty skilled at sewing on buttons, making repairs, etc. I think he might be better at sewing then I will be. But we'd both like to try. Any advice? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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