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Thread: Just because I own a sewing Machine . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMY in QCA-IL
    One year we had a warm spell in mid. Feb. here in Il. My youngest daughter had the bright idea that she and 4 of her friends needed "Valentine" shorts to wear to school. (Jr. High) I made the 5 pairs of shorts over the weekend in exchange for having meals prepared and kitchen cleaned - I thought that was a pretty fair exchange.
    For sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I tell everyone I don't sew :wink: There is a difference :thumbup:

    Will I make... I will add you to the list but I am about 5 years out :shock: LOL
    Thats what my DH tells me when I add some repair work at our house on the list. :roll:

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    This is how I handle it when am get asked.

    I keep a notebook and write down things pertaining to my sewing, quilting and so forth… I keep this small book with me at all times so that I can refer to it when I go fabric shopping etc. When someone asked me to make or sew for them I just pull out my little note book and tell them that I am so busy right now but that I might be able to work them in sometime mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm let me see……. next year. :twisted: :evil: :wink:

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    I quilt, I don't sew

    but I have been known to take up hems for nieces and their friends

    my sister was taken when her 12 year old, "volunteered" her for bear making duty

    .....no pattern and cruddy polyester fabric....

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    I sewed a pair of jeans for a little guy who has a trash run and ripped them on a dumpster. You would have thought I gave him a million bucks, he was so grateful.

    Also hemmed some pants for a friend and her DH, did not mind doing it for them as they are nice people. Then her daughter came to visit, went shopping and bought 3 pairs of pants, would I hem them? They did offer to pay, so I looked on the WWW to see what people were charging, asked them about half of that, they thought it was outrageous. No more hems for them.

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    when I was a teenager I used to knit and crochet a lot. I made a really nice flower pattern shawl for my foster mom. A neighbor, who I used to babysit for her kids, saw it and wanted me to make one. Said "she would pay me." -- SHe did, on completion, gave me the money for the yarn. I was too young and shy to speak up for myself. As i recall, used to get $.75 to $1. an hour for babysitting too.

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