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Thread: Who sews things besides quilts?

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    Power Poster joyce888's Avatar
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    I use to make almost all of my daughters and my clothes. I even made a pair of Calvin Kline jeans and a suit for my husband. Also made things for the home ; window treatments and etc. I had tons of patterns, notions and every possible do-dad for sewing. But now I just make quilts; (sometimes easy window treatments or home decor) but I never can do a craft half way; again I have tons of fabric, notions, and every quilting do-dad there is. My husband calls me a fabric addict - and I think he's right I've always loved fabric.

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    I do alterations and repairs on the side. That helps pay for the quilting addiction! I also make clothing for myself when the mood hits.

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    I make all of William's shirts, the occasional blouse, dolls, etc. Whatever the mood strikes me to do...

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    I have two beautiful great granddaughters and I love to make them outfits. I also still sew for my 48 yr. old daughter. Love to make things for my home; pillows, curtains, etc. I make my husbands western style shirts and clothes for me as well. I learned to sew on a treadle machine long, long, long ago and have always enjoyed it.

    A man's suit and jeans...very impressive!

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    I'm done some of my children's clothes, window treatments, a few clothes for my husband and myself. I just love making things period.

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    Everyone in my immediate family owns a down filled vest or coat. All of my 8 grandchildren have quilts from Gramma. I do alterations (reluctantly) for friends and family. I used to make dog clothing for the rich people that didn't seem to care what the cost was. I've made custom square-dancing dresses for the ladies and matching ties for the gents. I have built covers for boats, bbq's and motorcycles. I dabbled at upholstery once, but that was a fail in my mind even though the owner was estatic. I relined a guitar case, but would NEVER do that again. I kept me and my daughters off welfare by sewing 5 nights a week; whatever needed to be done.

    Right now, I just quilt for me.

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    I've done dozens of Halloween costumes, curtains, slip covers, prom dresses, flower girl dresses, dance recital costumes, regular clothes, hooded sweatshirts, tool bags for assorted "delicate" tools, etc.

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    I used to make all our daughter and mine clothes. I have/do make window treatments and some home dec stuff. I still sometimes make baby things for gifts, but mostly quilt now.
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    Quilting is my passion, but I do like to keep my dressmaking skills sharp occasionally. I should sew more for my granddaughter as she is at an adorable age - 2. I suppose all the fitting seems like a pain now. I will say that when I want something really special I always consider making it myself out of fabric I love. I still love Home-Dec sewing and give my window treatments regular makeovers. I seem to be on a Roman Shade theme currently :D

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    I made most of my daughters' and my clothes for years. One daughter is 6 feet tall with a 39" inseam and arms that only store bought men's long sleeved shirts fit. The other is a size 8 with a 30 FF bust, so they have trouble finding cloths to fit. I still make them clothes periodically. About the only thing I haven't done is the guitar case.

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    I've made a couple of totes for gifts recently. I made a carrier for my quilt rulers. I made a couple of Halloween costumes for my son when he was small and an Aloha shirt when he grew up. Now, it's mainly quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    I've done dozens of Halloween costumes, curtains, slip covers, prom dresses, flower girl dresses, dance recital costumes, regular clothes, hooded sweatshirts, tool bags for assorted "delicate" tools, etc.
    That sounds like me

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    I used to make my clothes and my kids clothes. I make draperies and accessories for my home. I was also head seamstres at a bridal shop for 5 years. I worked on mostly the wedding gowns. I still do alterations fo a wedding occasionaly just to keep my skills up.

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    I make totes, purses, some dolls, doll clothes and a handful of clothes for my DD. I've also made slippers. mainly quilted things though.

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    my husband wants me to make seat covers for his Model A, I haven't dont it yet.

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    sew CHOCOLATES.....oh nevermind....just forget it!!!!!

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    I made some American Girl doll clothes recently, does that count? Good grief, I feel like such a slacker compared to you all! :)

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    I've s sewed for all my family since I was in JR.HIgh. Sisters, nieces, Mom, daughter, Grandchildren, hubby, made leather car covers for a MG MIGet( on my FW!!)LOL some upholstery work, curtains . Just about everything but that guitar Case. Sewing was always my favorite thing to do , but I don't do it as much now, old joints don't make it easy anymore.

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    Like most of you, I sewed for my two girls and a few boy's
    shirts. Also my own clothes, before they started production
    of "talls" Now I have shrunk to a size I can buy. Made the
    halloween costumes for 5 kiddos, some curtains, purses, jewelry bags, roly nesters; am sure there a few things I've forgotten. I love it as long as everything goes 'right' but now I sew more because it's something I really want, not because I have to. Makes a difference!

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    Oh, I forgot, when my Dad was alive I made him tool belts, over the seat of the car holders for his tools, I've also made pincushions, coasters, placemats, tablerunners, sewing machine covers, thread catchers, sewing tool belts, sewing machine organizers, curtains, armchair holders, pillowcases.. given enough time I can think of more.

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    Sewed for myself and kids, made suits for my ex. Had a fancy dress shop. Made all my own household things, drapery's, duvet covers etc. Made costumes for the stage including ballerina's tutu's and wedding dresses. Now have two new beautiful DGD's to sew for and enjoying that.

    But, now DH found I can sew he has a list as long as his arms 'cos he is 6'3" and nothing is ever long enough. He has also had me make covers for, so far, about half of his studio equipment, keyboards, controllers, drum pads etc. so I don't want him to see or hear anything about that guitar!!!!! And no! I'm not making covers for the Harley's either! Some time I will get time to start a quilt though, lol.

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    I have sewn kids clothes, my clothes, men's slacks in my day, but my favorite thing to do is make dolls, and their clothes, I make angel bunnies, goldfish, sock monkeys and other things. I love to make anything minature.

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    I do, what ever is needed, to be mended, some clothing, etc. Lots of fun things. Am currently working on my dinning room valance and chair pads.:)

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    I don't make clothing just stuff.

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    I used to sew for my kids when they were little, and make some of my own clothing. I also love to make dolls.

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