Questions from a blog reader… sewing: how to start??

A few days ago I received this question via email. I decided that I would answer it here since I have been asked simular questions on some forums too.

Hi! I am a mom of twin girls also…my little ones are 8 months. I was googling “how to make baby leg warmers” and came across your post. Very creative! I have not sewed since 7th grade Home Ec when I made a lovely little pillow that came apart in about 5 minutes. However…baby stuff is ridiculously expensive and I have FAITH that I can learn to make some things for the girls. I thought you might be able to recommend a good way to start such as a book or easy project?? Thanks for any advice/tips you might have…

Laura

Well Laura I am glad that my blog is being enjoyed! The baby legs is actually a GREAT project to start with. It quick easy, & can be done with a sewing machine or by hand. As for sewing baby clothes I really just got interested in making them when my twin girls were born… they are 8 months & 2 days old & one of them started crawling today!!! Anyways I suggest if you want to learn get a sewing machine… when you have to make everything x2 thats a lot of sewing. If its been that long since you have sewn I would suggest starting out making a few pillows… or things that require basic long straight lines. Curtains are always a great way to practice!!! Here are some basic free tutorials/patterns I have stumbled upon across then net. Honestly I have found blogs to be more helpful then any of the books I have read! These are more household items…

Wisdom Of The Moon ~ Produce Bags

Star Dust Shoes ~ Tissue Holder

As for baby clothes… here are some of the projects I started with… & some that look like they are good basics. Having girls make it a little easier :)

Kuky Ideas ~ Tiered Skirt

Going Sew Crazy ~ Twirly Skirts

House On Hill Road ~ Twirly Skirt

Just Tutes ~ Scoodie

Just Tutes ~ Peasant Blouse

Star Dust Shoes ~ Cloth Infant Shoes (Robeez Style)

If you decide sewing is for you then this site has cute patterns that are deisgned for newer sewers… you download them & print them out on your own! youcanmakethis.com. Then you will probably be ready to tackle patterns!

Need help with certain methods, projects or terminalogy? This site is AWESOME… it has tons of videos that can show you how to almost anything!! Expertvillage.com

Well I help this helps someone out! I you have any questions feel free to email me.

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5 Responses to “Questions from a blog reader… sewing: how to start??”

  1. laura February 1, 2008 at 1:38 am #4182

    Thanks so much! I’ll check everything out and give you an update on my first creation… 😀

  2. johnswife04 February 11, 2008 at 6:40 pm #4183

    You are awesome! Thanks for this and your tutorials.

  3. Andie October 10, 2008 at 7:13 am #4184

    What is a good “starter” sewing machine? Thanks!!

  4. Bill Bartmann September 3, 2009 at 7:25 pm #4185

    Cool site, love the info.

  5. Eva October 8, 2010 at 10:31 am #4186

    I have already skimmed your site at least once and so far like it. And yes you are right, most blogs tell you more than some books or actual websites can tell you, because it’s being told directly from the person who wrote the blog. Keep up the good work.

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