Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: anyone sew?

  1. Senior Member
    kristy's Avatar
    kristy is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ft Hood, Texas
    Posts
    2,607
    #1

    anyone sew?

    Advertisements
    I am wanting to get a sewing machine so i can make blankets and stuff for my kids. and i saw these awesome purses that this woman here in killeen makes. so i thought i could try that too.

    does anyone know if you can get paterns online? and where.

    thank you
  2. Banned
    Miss B Hav'n's Avatar
    Miss B Hav'n is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Inducky :-)
    Posts
    11,120
    #2
    You can find lots of patterns online (both free and for purchase) - I like to use google for my searches as it seems to bring me the most relevant results and e-bay has tons of patterns and crafting supplies as well. You might also consider a stop at your local craft/fabric store as most have samples, patterns, supplies and someone who knows the step-by-step for many popular projects.
  3. Senior Member
    kristy's Avatar
    kristy is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ft Hood, Texas
    Posts
    2,607
    #3
    thank you
  4. Happy little tree
    Kelsey's Avatar
    Kelsey is offline
    Happy little tree
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Manhattan, KS
    Posts
    7,857
    #4
    You can usually get the "name brand" patterns (i.e. Vogue, McCall, Butterick, Simplicity -- those are some of the "main" brands that sell patterns in fabric and hobby stores) for much cheaper online through their own website. Just google it for the page (i.e. "Vogue Patterns") and it will come up with their pattern selling page.

    You can also buy really nice fabric online through one of my favorite online retail stores - www.fabric.com. They always have amazing sales, discounts, etc. And you can order a sample piece (about $1.00) before actually ordering a large amount of that fabric. They usually give you a discount off the final purchase if you got the sample piece.

    That's great that you want to start sewing! It's very stress relieving and I love it. Good luck to you!

    Keep up with all of our adventures with renovating a 1960s ranch house - check out MY BLOG!

  5. juliern
    Guest
    juliern's Avatar
    Guest
    #5
    I love to sew too (especially quilt) and have made quite a few bags. I bought one good pattern and have altered it along the way to make different size bags. They are very easy once you get the hang of it and you can embellish them and make them all look different even though you're using the basic same pattern!
    One word of caution--when you start buying fabric, somehow in the middle of the night it multiplies LOL! Trust me on this one!! I turned around and had tons and tons of fabric that I tell my husband just must have appeared!! hehehehe! In other words, fabric is addictive!
    Seriously, I have bought fabric on ebay often. Sometimes people will "destash" and sell many different pieces of fabric and for quilting and for bags sometimes it's just perfect. Sometimes within the "lot" I have gotton pieces I didn't especially care for but for the most part I like everything.
    Have fun sewing!
  6. Banned
    Miss B Hav'n's Avatar
    Miss B Hav'n is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Inducky :-)
    Posts
    11,120
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelsey View Post

    You can also buy really nice fabric online through one of my favorite online retail stores - www.fabric.com. They always have amazing sales, discounts, etc. And you can order a sample piece (about $1.00) before actually ordering a large amount of that fabric. They usually give you a discount off the final purchase if you got the sample piece.
    I love shopping for fabric online. The stores in our area that carry fabric don't carry much of a selection and it is hard to find just the right color and/or pattern in what they have to offer. There is such a selection available online!
  7. Senior Member
    kristy's Avatar
    kristy is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ft Hood, Texas
    Posts
    2,607
    #7
    thank you all for the advice. its much appreciated

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •