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    I also used, enjoyed it for my young children, then I made myself a pretty jumper loved the fabric, loved the pattern put it on and hated it. Would have returned it to rack! Stick to quilts now and always happy with results.

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    Junior Member rannyof3's Avatar
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    I'm actually more of a "sewer" than a quilter, which makes me a "fraud" on this board. I sew a lot of flannel PJ's at christmas and fleece outfits more of the time. I don't sew much for myself, but have kids and grand kids to work on.

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    In high school, I started sewing for myself and my family. Over the years, I have made everything from men's suits to evening gowns. I also did home dec. sewing like sofa covers, draperies, etc. Now I sew only for my granddaughter. I love smocking and heirloom sewing.

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    I do, make some for me, a lot for grand daughters

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    I have been sewing since I was 14 and have done things like fake fur coats and matching outfits for my kids down to home decor and mending for others. I still sew for my grandbabies on occassion and I love it. Now that I have all the time I need to do it I do not have the money to finance it.lol

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    I sew!! I have 3 daughter and made the majority of their clothes growing up. Just finished another purse and am currently making costumes for a local high school musical. In the past 6 years, 2 daughters were married and I made a total of 12 bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dress and a wedding gown!!

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    I do not know of a sewing board, but I have doing regular sewing for 47 years. I have made clothes for father, sister, neices, husband, a great-neice and now a new baby on the way in August. I find that any kind of sewing is theraputic for me. If I find a sewing board will let you know or you can chat with me on this site any time. Jeanniebelle

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    I sew sew, I love to sew, it is so gratifying to see the finished project! Learned to sew sew in 4-H over 50 years ago.
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    I started sewing in the 7th grade. Made a lot of my clothes
    in high school. When my daughter arrived I made all her
    clothes untill my machine bit the dust. We were young and
    poor. I did not sew again for several years. Boy did I miss it. Now I have my own sewing room an excelent machine
    and not enough time. I love making childrens cloths. Eirloom things are a favorite. I did a beautiful christening gown, bonnet, and slip. Love doing doll clothes
    and now quilts. All I need now is MORE TIME. Brenda from

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    I used to sew my boys clothes when they were younger. But I was very fearful of zippers. They ended up wearing cotton sports type pull on shorts and pants & I used to tell them they were trend setters. They accepted that answer until they were about 6 & 7. Then it was regular zipper shorts & pants. They still tease me about how I "manipulated them".

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    I used to make all my kids clothes till they got to middle school and made most of mine. Now I am dipping back into it. I can't find shirts I like and don't know if I will get back into pants or not. I also like to make vests and jackets/coats.
    Diane/Wyoming

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    I use to sew every thing I wore and a lot of what my boys wore but now it is just quilts.

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    I started out sewing just clothes - I remember telling my sister, who is into quilting but doesn't have the time anymore, that sewing quilts just didn't interest me. Now I quilt more than I sew clothing, but I still like to sew myself and my kids clothes from time to time.

    www.patternreview.com has reviews of patterns, sewing machine, etc. by users of the site as well as some very helpful forums.

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    Oh yes, I sew, from curtains to making & covering my couch seat, chairs and lots of pillows. I use to make my own clothes. Love to sew!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    as in making clothes and whatnot? I was in Walmart's Fabric dept today and got to looking at the pattern books. I actually bought 2! LOL
    Hopefully I can find as wonderful a board as this one for sewing!
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    Oh, David....PLEASE let us know when you do find a good sewing board! I have a 15-year old friend who wants to learn (they don't teach sewing in school any more), such a loss!

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    My hubby wears Hawaiian shirts almost exclusively. He likes the front and the pockets to match, and since those shirts tend to be a little spendy, I make them for him. Plus...he likes the Alexander Henry girls... LOL

    Here he is with his mom, sister and brother at Christmas in one of the shirts I made for him. :)
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    I used to sew all the time--making clothes that is. I must admit since I started making quilts, I have sort of had "tunnel vision" don't want to do anything else!

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    I sew sew a bit: have done western-type vests, some pajama pants, dolls & their clothes, rice packs for your neck, tote bags, a valance or two, etc. :)

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    I sewed just about all my girls' clothes when they were growing up, as well as my own. Only sew for the little ones now, but it is fun creating. Difference is, it has to fit whomever it is made for and sometimes that part is difficult.

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    I have a man friend that makes all his own shirts. Remember tailors were always men in the old days. I think they have a better eye for color.

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    I'm going to be coping my GD 1st Communion Dress. She wants one for her Genric American girl doll. Her birthday is March 10th so going to surprise her with it
    Debbie

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    I used to make all of my clothing but now sew items for the home and gifts.

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    I started out garment sewing for myself as I was very mature, figure wise at a young age. My first quilt was made form scraps from the garments I had made for myself before I was 16. I worked for about two years in a Bernina dealer that was also a custom dressmaking and alterations shop. I learned how to work with every kind of fabric and ended up making the junior bridesmaid and two flowergirl dresses for my daughter's wedding as well as alterating the dress she wore as maid of honor in her college roommate's wedding. I also made her prom gown. One of the first things I did for my husband before we were married is mend a lot of his clothes. I still have to alter every pair of pants he purchases. The majority of sewing I do now is craft projects such as bags, pillows etc. Most of my sewing time is devoted to quilts.

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    I have never tried, but my DH wants me to sew him some cloth chef pants. I am going to ATTEMPT it, but we shall see how it goes. My DD also wants me to make a dress which makes me nervous. I really dont know a thing about making it drape properly and what not. I might give it a shot some day, but I will probably stick to my quilting for the moment.

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    I still make my own clothes, prom dresses for the family, bridesmaid dresses and flower girls. I truly enjoy it, and have some very unique family members who have trouble finding things to fit off the rack.

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