Any sewers out there?

bettyboom bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
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I am Martha Stewart.
7
I make small things like pillows or pillow cases.
17
If my button falls off, I can sew it back on.
23
I have never sewn anything in my life.
3
I have no desire to sew anything ever.
2
Total votes: 52 (47 voters)
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06/18/2013
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I know my way around a needle and thread enough to not cause injury to myself...and to reattach a button or close a small seam, beyond that I'm not going to claim any particular expertise.
06/18/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
For some reason, my mind jumped immediately to "sewer," like the place where the ninja turtles live, and I was wondering what strange, new slang I'd been missing out on.

I wouldn't say that I'm Martha Stewart, but I'm competent enough to make a full piece of clothing - I've done a catsuit and a top or two, as well as a couple of dresses. Nothing major, but a bit beyond pillow cases. =0
06/18/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
I read sewers as like, the underground sewer with a manhole cover or it had some hidden meaning. But now that I have my mind out of the gutter, I do sew. I wish I did it more often or was better at it, but I don't.
06/18/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
I read sewers as like, the underground sewer with a manhole cover or it had some hidden meaning. But now that I have my mind out of the gutter, I do sew. I wish I did it more often or was better at it, but I don't.
High five! We're twins!

Also, plus one for literal "mind in the gutter" pun.
06/18/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I'm a sewing novice. I stick to small things and simple articles of clothing for the time being.
06/18/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I can sew well, even make my own slopers, but I haven't been able to do it in years. I took a theatrical costuming course in college & learned everything from the ground, up. But, I haven't had any fashion sewing training. Still, I can make my own patterns, etc. I wish I had a good sewing machine! But then, I would just be adding another hobby I don't need, when I have so many other interests I never get around to doing!

I, too, thought the discussion was about sewers in the ground & opened it because it seemed odd!
06/18/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I can sew smaller, basic things, but nothing detailed and difficult.
06/18/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I can fix buttons and things. I also make small things, like bags for my toys.
06/18/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My wife is completely useless with a needle and thread. I can sew a button - but that's about it for me.
06/19/2013
eri86 eri86
I sew my buttons back on. And when I was younger my mom helped my make a drawstring satchel on her sewing machine.

But I'm not a sewer.
06/19/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
Me too! I sew pretty often, when I have free time. I just finished a little turtle bag.

This was my very second bag -- the stitching could've been a lot better.


Lol. & here's a stuffed owl I sewed for the little girl.

I am also almost finished with a funky owl dress I sewed -- a bustier top dress. Found the pattern online called "bustier top dress." Lol. Just have to add the zipper now. It's pretty cute & I'm actually a little proud of this one. It's a royal blue color on top & I chose a funky green colored fabric on bottom with owls on it. It's a little strange, but I like it & it's comfortable.

Sewing is a really fun hobby for me & I enjoy making things for people, even though it isn't always a perfect stitching job. it's a blast making clothes & stuff as well. It's kind of relaxing to have a project to sew.
06/19/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
For some reason, my mind jumped immediately to "sewer," like the place where the ninja turtles live, and I was wondering what strange, new slang I'd been missing out on.

I wouldn't say that I'm Martha Stewart, but I'm ... More
"... I was wondering what strange, new slang I'd been missing out on."
Same here!! I was quite relieved to see what the thread was actually about.

I'm somewhere in between "I can sew on a button" and "I make small things." I've repaired torn seams, and even done a little alteration to a couple of clothing items. That reminds me--I need to take in the seam on the other cup on this awesome XTC vinyl collared bustier that I've had for ages and never worn, because the cup seams came to an unattractive Madonna-style point! The first cup came out great, nice and rounded...
06/19/2013
bratcat bratcat
i know my way around a machine but am by no means a seamstress! I do get some ideas for crafts though and will draw up a pattern and sew it together. I enjoy sewing a lot actually, and wish both of my machines were in working order so i could work on larger projects. I hand sew pretty often, mending holes and sewing patches on to my partners clothes to pass the time.

Big projects are not really my fortay.
06/19/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
I can hand sew a clutch or sachets, but I wish I could understand a d*mn sewing machine.
06/19/2013
melissa1973 melissa1973
I sewed a dress from scratch when my daughter was a few months old. It came out pretty well to if I do say so myself.
06/19/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I can only sew buttons, unfortunately.
06/19/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I can do buttons. After that I need major help
06/19/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Quote:
Originally posted by falalena
I read sewers as like, the underground sewer with a manhole cover or it had some hidden meaning. But now that I have my mind out of the gutter, I do sew. I wish I did it more often or was better at it, but I don't.
I did the same thing..lol I can sew buttons, but not anything complicated.
06/19/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Me too! I sew pretty often, when I have free time. I just finished a little turtle bag.

This was my very second bag -- the stitching could've been a lot better.


Lol. & here's a stuffed owl I sewed for the little girl. ... More
The owl is adorable!
06/19/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
If my button falls off, or there is a hole I can sew it I am okay with it but need to keep practicing to get it perfect looking
06/19/2013
MrsandMrbunnysoffun MrsandMrbunnysoffun
I enjoy making pillows as gifts, they are easy and can be fun or beautiful.
06/19/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
I'm a pretty decent seamstress when I want to be and have made blazers, wrap around skirts, with both simple and more complex patterns. Today though it's usually just quick hemming with a needle and button reinforcing.
06/19/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I sewed quite a few things when I was younger. I haven't sewed anything in a long time now. I'd like to get back into sewing to make myself a nice dress.
06/19/2013
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I've sewn a pillow case before, but never any larger projects.
06/19/2013
GingerSpice GingerSpice
@ first i thought the poll said sewers, as in sewers in the street..lol, i'm like what do they reference that as?! lol...i used to sew all my clothes in high school, made a renaissance style dress for my friend for prom..haven't sat down at the machine for a while, do miss it though
06/19/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
I laughed when I read this. I thought it said "sewers" as in "Sewage" or "drain pipe for waste"!!!!?????

Since you are asking about Sewing, I admit I can sew on a button or hem a skirt, maybe cuff a sleeve, but that's about it.

The oddest part of this, for me, is that I am very good at sewing a different specific "material", but it's not, I suspect, what you are talking about!
06/19/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
I can sew, but I'm not the best. I can make quilts, pillowcases, curtains, simple stuff. No fancy details though.
06/20/2013
karenm karenm
I've sewn small things before, but mostly I just mend my clothes.
06/20/2013
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by bettyboom
I love to sew, I actually own a small custom clothing business. How many of you sew?
Just emergency repairs...Not really my thing.
06/20/2013
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