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General Category => D.I.Y. => Topic started by: Well-Prepared Witch on July 03, 2016, 04:35:17 AM

Title: Sewing lessons?
Post by: Well-Prepared Witch on July 03, 2016, 04:35:17 AM
Would anyone be interested in basic sewing tutorials? I've been thinking of putting some together as it's a very useful skill. But I didn't know if anyone would be interested.
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: JohnyMac on July 03, 2016, 07:50:31 AM
I would love to expand my sewing skills.

I was taught to sew by my grandmother on a old Singer sewing machine. I was also taught stitches using a needle and thread.

Over the years I have made: Clothes, mended sails, made oodles of curtains, fixed clothes, made seat covers, et cetera.

Any help that I can give I will.   
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: Well-Prepared Witch on July 03, 2016, 09:10:07 PM
Sounds like you should be doing the tutorial! ;p
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: JohnyMac on July 04, 2016, 11:17:02 AM
LOL Wellie! Nah, I will just fill in the blanks  ;)

When we lived on our sailboat during the second Seattle stint ('92-'96) the marina had a 120 Volt/hand crank sewing machine that you could borrow. I wish I could remember the name. Here (http://www.sailrite.com/) is a link to one though....
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: thatGuy on July 28, 2016, 03:37:34 PM
I know how to sew.. roughly.. it would be nice to be able to pick up some pointers from someone who actually knows..
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: JoJo on July 30, 2016, 05:26:15 PM
When I was a kid my mother made my sisters and I darn our own socks. One trick we were taught was to turn the sock inside out and put an old light bulb in it. This made it easier to make a neat seam.
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: JohnyMac on July 31, 2016, 02:20:05 PM
 :fuckYeah: JoJo!
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: Nemo on July 31, 2016, 04:03:44 PM
When I was a kid the only thing I could do to socks was wear and destroy those darn things.  I would be most interested in watching/learning/participating in a class about that.

Nemo
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: Well-Prepared Witch on July 31, 2016, 06:51:08 PM
Cool.  I'll go ahead and do this, then.  Give me a couple weeks to figure out the best method (video, write up with pics, whatever) and put it together. :)
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: JohnyMac on August 01, 2016, 07:17:41 AM
People learn by three different ways (http://www.worldwidelearn.com/education-articles/how-do-you-learn.htm).

I have facilitated hundreds of training sessions and if you can incorporate all three, your students will walk away with the knowledge you want them to walk away with.

Just a suggestion... 
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: Well-Prepared Witch on August 01, 2016, 08:37:14 AM
Awesome, thanks JM!
Title: Re: Sewing lessons?
Post by: Nemo on August 01, 2016, 09:28:04 AM
When I was lawyering I learned and used a 3 way idea to convince, teach and/or persuade people too.  Many others do this also and I suspect many here do it even if they don't call it what I do.

That is to get an audience and tell them what you will tell them.  Then tell them.  Then tell them what you told them.  Generally works pretty good.

Nemo