Do you sew? Own a sewing machine?

Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I'm trying to get together a few things for workshops and I want to see how many people sew, have a sewing machine, or hand sew.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I sew by hand.
Ansley , FaerieLove , Chilipepper , Ninja Bunny , Pink Jewel , mandi myth , froggiemoma , LikeSunshineDust , domsub1993 , tim1724 , Sunshineamine , Jenni Shelton , Sexy Alex , LaSchwartz , Avant-garde , sktb0007 , SiNn , MeliPixie , Do-Re-Mi , PDXlady , Apirka , CrystaCat , SoSexxxay , Princess Zelda , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , VelvetDragon , haley730 , Ilovelingerie , humblepie , AlianneCimorene , Katelyn , PurpleCat23 , Ouroborean , glasskitten , Castielskitten , Kenneth Fort , Alyxx , BrittaniMaree , loveme , kadelette , karenm , Missmarc
42  (27%)
I have a sewing machine.
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) , Jul!a , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , Coralbell , ToyTimeTim , catgirl9 , Kim! , Shellz31 , NuclearTeapot , BBW Talks Toys , Peggi , Kissaki , Hot'n'Bothered , Elnoa , EvilHomer , Rossie , kendra30752 , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , toxie m , Ms. Spice , Sir , LaLaLouise , NaughtyButterfly , kadytheredpanda , gehuwd , Athena , NaughtyNikkie , geliebt , sausagelover , TameTemptress , carenautilus , CS2012 , PrettyMom , SMichelle , sweetcaroline , bluidbomsh3ll , null , arewehavingfun? , spnkegrl , Daemonin , KnS , True Pleasures , B8trDude , Sapphires13 , nitebyrd , LivingandLoving , sapphyre.wings , SubmissiveFeminist , woofcub , All His , Gracie , Bex1331 , LovesAPoet , comatose-kitty , Jeanette , ghalik , nanamondoute , xMila , Librarian , marrythenight , SneakersAndPearls , sodapin , rnsice79 , Mirachaya , kinksters , Gone (LD29) , Lildrummrgurl7 , FallFire , XYCopperheadSly , palindromic , Intrepid Niddering , SkylarrStarr , Rory , MrsHouseWife , mastersonv , Strider , Sparklegabbie , Marie Hanna , ChubbyNerd , misskat , Adnerbmw , Mr. E , Pete's Princess , surreptitious , friendswithfangs
85  (56%)
Neither, but I'd like to learn!
mmike1900 , mizzmilla , SilverIsis , mistre$$ , wetone123 , unfulfilled , The Curious Couple , LilLostLenore , Beck , sweetiejo , Jessie<3 , zwee75 , Nazaress , Sohotdinosaur , wrmbreze , Kithara , slynch , CadmiumKitty , lovekink , sexystuffeve , Undecided , Stinkytofu10 , Badass , sexxxkitten , smasmasma , *Camoprincess*
26  (17%)
Total votes: 153
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08/29/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
I can sew by hand, but I'm much better with a machine. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with
08/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
I hand sew and only know a couple of basic stitches. I would love to have a sewing machine again. It's been quite some time.
08/29/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I own and use a sewing machine. It certainly saves me money versus going to a seamstress to get clothing altered. I also occasionally put together a quilt or some other crafty project.
08/29/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
My mom hasnt shipped me my machine yet since i moved over a year ago. So ive been sewing by hand.
08/29/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I've had mine for about four years and it's been sitting there collecting dust for most of the time. I did, however, break it out for a bunch of fun this weekend. I got some ADORABLE fabric for super cheap.
08/29/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
I sew everything by hand because I am too poor to buy a sewing machine. But one day I will have the money!
08/29/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I may work on some no-sew projects, as well. Before I had a machine, I used that hem-bond tape for a lot of things. I don't have the patience to sew by hand!
08/29/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Both. I learned first how to sew by hand but I prefer to use my machine. My machine is an industrial type, I can do leather and canvas but also lighter materials.
08/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My family has those heavy-ass 60's/70's plastic ones that scare the living hell out of me. I'd love to be able to learn to machine sew - the local fabric shop has sewing classes, but we have to provide our own sewing machines. O_o I want something lighter with an instruction booklet ... so I think I'll eventually buy my own someday.

So anything I work on is by hand, and I don't have the ability for even-stitching.

Which is really funny because I sewed most of my own clothes in high school (everything in my size at that time in history were for middle aged women going on cruise ships). I suspect I accidentally started the 'deconstructed goth' look.
08/29/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
I can sew, but mainly use my machine for hemming jeans to the proper length.
08/29/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
My family has those heavy-ass 60's/70's plastic ones that scare the living hell out of me. I'd love to be able to learn to machine sew - the local fabric shop has sewing classes, but we have to provide our own sewing machines. O_o I want ... More
I picked up a good machine from Wal-Mart for about $70 3 years ago. They still make it.

Here's one for $70 that's really cute! link

And here's the one I have that works really well: link
08/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I picked up a good machine from Wal-Mart for about $70 3 years ago. They still make it.

Here's one for $70 that's really cute! link

And here's the one I have that works really well: link ... More
Thanks, Miss D - I was looking at Brother machines, too. Very good quality.
08/29/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I prefer to sew by hand if it's something quick and easy. But we have a Janome sewing machine, Elna sewing/embroidery machine and a plain brand overlocker.
08/29/2011
Peggi Peggi
I have a machine but depending on what it is that I am sewing, sometimes I will choose to do it by hand
08/29/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)


That's the ADORABLE fabric I got the other day. I bought the 5 yards they have left.

It's Luca by The Alexander Henry Collection. I'm pretty much in love with all of the fabrics in that entire collection. I want all of them! They have skulls, Japanese/anime things, spooky things, cats, old school tattoo stuff. I need all of it right now.
08/29/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
I have a sewing machine, but I'm not good at it!
08/29/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I do both.
08/30/2011
Rossie Rossie
I have a sewing machine, I just use it for hemming my pants, I'm not good at sewing.
08/30/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
yes i love sewing! i have the singer simple & use it for making all kids of things and making alterations. I mostly like using it to sew for the girls, especially dresses! I hand sew too, but prefer not to. Before I got a sewing machine I had sewed everything. I hand sewed and entire shirt once! It took me months and months, but was worth it. I still wear that thing it held up well. Lol.
08/30/2011
toxie m toxie m
I have a sewing machine I had a bellydance recital on Sunday and I sewed the costumes for all three of us in my dance group. They turned out amazing, so proud! I've only done maybe five real sewing projects ever
08/30/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Well, because I consider myself to be slightly new to sewing, none of the projects I'll have for everyone will be too complicated. I'm so weird with my skill level. I can do a really complicated applique piece just fine, but ask me to do straight stitching and I'm all over the place.
08/30/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i hate sewing by hand, but i love my machine. i'm still kind of new to it, but it's such a fun hobby, especially when i'm really stressed out.
08/30/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I really can't sew nor do I have a machine. My mother rescues me when need be but I guess I should learn.
08/30/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)


That's the ADORABLE fabric I got the other day. I bought the 5 yards they have left.

It's Luca by The Alexander Henry Collection. I'm pretty much in love with all of the fabrics in that entire collection. I want all of ... More
I like it. The skulls and anime things sound cool as well. Where did you find this fabric?
08/30/2011
mandi myth mandi myth
i used to love to make my own clothes, but unfortunately my sewing machine broke and i just never bought a new one.
08/30/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
I can sew by hand or with a sewing machine . Used to have a sewing machine got left behind last time I moved.
08/30/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Quote:
Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I like it. The skulls and anime things sound cool as well. Where did you find this fabric?
It was at Joann Fabrics. I wish they had all of the fabrics from the collection. You can find them online. There's a lot for sale on etsy.
08/30/2011
Sir Sir
I do both. I'm fairly good at it, too. I don't sew often though because I don't know what to make.
09/11/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
I'm not very good at either, but my mom's always trying to teach me.
09/11/2011
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Unique posters: 109