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vintagebknyc




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 15 2022, 8:24 pm
amother [ Zinnia ] wrote:
My school managed to embed a hatred for sewing in me. They had mandatory sewing courses and the teachers were horrible.
If an item needs alterations I don’t buy it.
I do enjoy crocheting but I’m not good at it.


If you use the right yarn—maybe with some Lycra in it—it hides mistakes!
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newinbp




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 15 2022, 9:11 pm
Anyone recommend a sewing machine I could buy for a beginner? I'd love to learn, I keep getting intimidated by reviews that day they jam, etc, as I'm not so good at troubleshooting things. I bought a shabbos robe from tottini on sale and tried to cut and sew it into a jumper for a 12 month old, ended up taking it to an alterations place and it's wonderful! I wish I could have done it myself, but now she matches her sisters and it's so fun Smile
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tigerwife




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 15 2022, 9:17 pm
I moved the buttons on my daughters’ uniform jumpers this year, does that count?
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shanie5




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 15 2022, 9:25 pm
I made hundreds of masks and sold them. Also made masks and had them screen printed for a couple weddings.
Last week I finally picked up my sons Tallis bag I've been working on for way too long. (needlepoint). Should have finished it summer of 2020!
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miami85




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 15 2022, 9:28 pm
newinbp wrote:
Anyone recommend a sewing machine I could buy for a beginner? I'd love to learn, I keep getting intimidated by reviews that day they jam, etc, as I'm not so good at troubleshooting things. I bought a shabbos robe from tottini on sale and tried to cut and sew it into a jumper for a 12 month old, ended up taking it to an alterations place and it's wonderful! I wish I could have done it myself, but now she matches her sisters and it's so fun Smile


Brother is considered a decent brand and not too expensive. Singer's quality has gone down over the years. I got my Brother off of FB marketplace pre-pandemic, can't hurt to check there. Lots of people started sewing during the pandemic but may not necessarily have time now.
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yo'ma




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:20 am
I completely forgot. I made my ds a Harry Potter cape for Purim and I fixed a whole bunch of my daughters clothing by force. I hate mending!! She came home with a pile of clothing to be fixed and said, here please do it, it’s easy. If it’s so easy, you do it!! Twisted Evil She never had any interest.
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amother




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Post Sun, Jan 16 2022, 8:50 am
I only sew on buttons if I need it urgently. Otherwise, I'm happy to support my local tailor. I'd rather pay $1-2 per button than have to do it myself.
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torahtots




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 9:04 am
My toddler took a button out of the sewing box and put it on her belly button. And then put buttons on the stomachs of her dolls and stuffed animals. So I sewed belly "buttons": on to her dolls and stuffed animals.
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Iymnok




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 10:24 am
I fixed my couch and mended two pairs of DH’s pants.
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amother




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Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 10:42 am
torahtots wrote:
My toddler took a button out of the sewing box and put it on her belly button. And then put buttons on the stomachs of her dolls and stuffed animals. So I sewed belly "buttons": on to her dolls and stuffed animals.


Absolutely adorable!!!
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Roots




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 1:41 pm
I would love to hear more about these tefillin bags
what do you sew exactly? velvet, or faux leather like store bought one ?
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Roots




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 1:45 pm
newinbp wrote:
Anyone recommend a sewing machine I could buy for a beginner? I'd love to learn, I keep getting intimidated by reviews that day they jam, etc, as I'm not so good at troubleshooting things. I bought a shabbos robe from tottini on sale and tried to cut and sew it into a jumper for a 12 month old, ended up taking it to an alterations place and it's wonderful! I wish I could have done it myself, but now she matches her sisters and it's so fun Smile


this is mine
https://www.amazon.com/Brother.....K83DC
I love it I began as a brginner and now am much much better
I see it has been discontinued

theres another similar one
https://www.amazon.com/Brother.....r=8-1
which has crazy ratings like almost 20000 and 4.5 stars
looks very good

read reviews on more than one website
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STovah




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 2:16 pm
Roots wrote:
I would love to hear more about these tefillin bags
what do you sew exactly? velvet, or faux leather like store bought one ?


Needlepoint - It’s a canvas that gets sewn onto a velvet or leather bag.
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shanie5




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 8:36 pm
STovah wrote:
Needlepoint - It’s a canvas that gets sewn onto a velvet or leather bag.


It's not sewn ONto it's sewn INto. The canvas becomes the front of the bag, the back is leather or velvet and a lining is added.
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amother




Cerulean
 

Post Tue, Jan 25 2022, 11:21 pm
I used to sew clothing (from scratch) but haven't done much of that in years; it's too time consuming. Recently I like doing small projects--like turning a t-shirt/sweatshirt into a dress for my toddler daughter by cutting and gathering an adult t-shirt and attaching as a skirt (no hemming needed!) Most recently I had to shorten a velvet maxi skirt I bought myself. I needed to cut off the bottom 4 inches of the skirt--which I then gathered and sewed to the bottom of a too-short velvet dress I had bought my daughter. It took much longer than expected but we're enjoying the products.
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