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Thread: Sewer or Sewist? Preference of Terms

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    Super Member ThayerRags's Avatar
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    Do you prefer one term opposed to the other when describing someone who sews, or is there a better term?

    I guess mine would be “Sewist”.

    CD in Oklahoma

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    I don't think I ever heard the term Sewist used. It does not appear to be in dictionary.

    O.K. Sewer appears to be a word found in dictionary.

    –noun
    a person or thing that sews.

    I refer to myself as a quilter as I don't want to do other's mending. Just had someone ask me to whip up a skirt & blouse with some fabric her hubby brought from China.

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    Seamstress- sews clothing
    quilter- duh!

    Oh heres one I just made up Textile Technician.

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    Neither. If I used one of these everybody would think I could do their mending :)

    I prefer 'quilter'.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Seamstress- sews clothing
    quilter- duh!

    Oh heres one I just made up Textile Technician.
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Seamstress- sews clothing
    quilter- duh!

    Oh heres one I just made up Textile Technician.
    Good one

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    Yup. I am a Quilter.

    I am a "sewer" only when I want to do something for my immediate family, such as when I scowl at a waistline of the new shorts or skirt I bought for my daughters, because I want them to look nice and tailoring that single piece of clothing makes it look so much more attractive. Otherwise, I am not interested in "sewing" much of the time.

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    How about quilt engineer? With all the math we use, the degree of accuracy in cutting, and the closeness in sewing, it seems appropriate.

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    I'm a Fabric Artist (quilter) I love it when you tell someone what you do and then they ask you to hem their pants..duh..did they miss something ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyWB
    I'm a Fabric Artist (quilter) I love it when you tell someone what you do and then they ask you to hem their pants..duh..did they miss something ???
    Yes, they missed something!!! They would ask Picasso to paint their garage. Good grief! Sorry. I'm done now.

    p.s. I like Textile Technician or Textile Engineer

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    sometimes I tell people I am a software designer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyWB
    I'm a Fabric Artist (quilter) I love it when you tell someone what you do and then they ask you to hem their pants..duh..did they miss something ???
    Yes, they missed something!!! They would ask Picasso to paint their garage. Good grief! Sorry. I'm done now.

    p.s. I like Textile Technician or Textile Engineer
    I like that Textile Technician too !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by collady
    How about quilt engineer? With all the math we use, the degree of accuracy in cutting, and the closeness in sewing, it seems appropriate.
    Now, this I like!

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    I'm a seamstress or a quilter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThayerRags
    Do you prefer one term opposed to the other when describing someone who sews, or is there a better term?

    I guess mine would be “Sewist”.

    CD in Oklahoma
    I am not English, so sewer always makes me think of sewerage ... :thumbdown:

    I also prefer Sewist. :thumbup: :D

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    quilter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Seamstress- sews clothing
    quilter- duh!

    Oh heres one I just made up Textile Technician.
    I like that one!!

    I use Quilter....since I don't do clothes!! :-)

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