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June 21st, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Look what I made yesterday! I think it turned out ok for a non-crafty person. I cannot stitch, do no own a sewing machine, only know how to hem, sew a button and that's about it. But my daughter is playing more with her doll and dressing/undressing it her I figure I could use some old clothing to make some doll clothes.

So...I searched around the house and found:
- Needle
- Black and Brown thread
- Fabric glue
- Scissors

Here's the result...



My attempt at sewing with my hands and use of fabric glue


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Anyone do anything a bit out of their league? Please share.
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June 21st, 2011, 10:12 AM
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That looks great!!!

Everything I do was out of my league at some point Even with a machine, I couldn't sew a straight line for years, just takes practice . . . most of my projects I started with something I saw and liked and then tried to copy with some modifications. Some turned out, some didn't. I made a tree skirt for my mom, it took quite awhile to do and was the most involved thing I'd ever made - the top looks great, but the underside . . . not so much. And I meant it to be reversible. But hey, I learned stuff along the way when I made it.
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June 21st, 2011, 12:07 PM
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I don't even know how to thread a needle. I am hoping to get a sewing machine but I keep seeing some big, intimidating ones. I know I have to start somewhere but I can't even begin to think about venturing into anything besides a few doll shirts and dresses. Pants look scary to me. LOL! Fo me, I'm thinking that if they don't come out, well the shirt/dress/sheet that I made it from was going to be tossed anyway.
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June 21st, 2011, 03:54 PM
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Wow I can't do ANYTHING like that!! I can't even hem or sew a hole in a sock closed!!
I mean... I'm sure I could if I tried but

I would love to start doing something like that. I was actually thinking about knitting a blanket for my second child My mom made one for DD, and went to make one for my nephew and never finished, and DD loves her's so much that I for sure want one for my next.
I know that starting and doing it is easy (I used to knit just straight lines of nothing, or scarves, for fun) but it's the ending that's difficult. But I'm sure I could figure it out.
But, until I'm preggers, I'm avoiding things like that I'm sure DD would destroy it anyways
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June 21st, 2011, 07:39 PM
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I am so not a sewing person. I am lucky to sew a button on. I think that looks great!
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June 22nd, 2011, 01:02 AM
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Wow I can't do ANYTHING like that!! I can't even hem or sew a hole in a sock closed!!
I mean... I'm sure I could if I tried but

I would love to start doing something like that. I was actually thinking about knitting a blanket for my second child My mom made one for DD, and went to make one for my nephew and never finished, and DD loves her's so much that I for sure want one for my next.
I know that starting and doing it is easy (I used to knit just straight lines of nothing, or scarves, for fun) but it's the ending that's difficult. But I'm sure I could figure it out.
But, until I'm preggers, I'm avoiding things like that I'm sure DD would destroy it anyways
all you need is knittinghelp.com ... it's a great website
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June 22nd, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Awesome Mari! Very inspiring!

It's amazing what anyone can do when they give it a try. And it's great for our brains to be stretched in new ways.
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June 24th, 2011, 01:35 AM
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I never got back to say I love the dolls shirt you made. I have all sorts of sewing projects that I have bookmarked but I don't know if I'll ever get around to doing them. Sometimes you have to throw yourself at things to build your confidence. Knitting is no problem to me but sewing scares me still
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June 24th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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I've started my sewing machine hunt and we don't have many options here. So far, I've found 2 stores that sell and one carries Singer, the other Brother. I'm getting model numbers and checking out the reviews. I've seen so many crafty persons on JM who make such wonderful things and I feel like I want to give it a try.
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I've started my sewing machine hunt and we don't have many options here. So far, I've found 2 stores that sell and one carries Singer, the other Brother. I'm getting model numbers and checking out the reviews. I've seen so many crafty persons on JM who make such wonderful things and I feel like I want to give it a try.
my machine is a brother, I have never had an issue with the brand.
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