Monday, 18 July 2011

Learning to sew, again.

I'm finding myself trying to relearn how to sew, just to patch up holes in my own clothes mind. Because right now I rely on my sister or mum to fix my clothes, which while it is nice of them, it's inefficient for me because I only see them about twice a week. So if I can learn to do it myself, I save them time, I save me time, and I learn a quite useful skill. Learning a skill might even give me some confidence.

Anyway, I find it a bit annoying to have to relearn in the first place, I already learned how twice, once at junior school, then again at secondary school. Although the second time round we used machines, I even made a pillow. One of my friends insists I also managed to break one of the machines, but I don't remember that. Then again I don't remember a lot lol, maybe if I could remember breaking a machine, I'd remember how to sew in the first place.

I'm having to buy a little travel kit because it's cheap and small, but it should have more than enough of what I need, definitely have neither the room, nor the funds, for a big sewing machine too. It's mostly come back to me mind, seems to be a matter of threading through at the start of the tear three times to form an anchor if you will, then simply stitching it up, and then another three "loops" to close the thing and keep the thread in place.

If you know how to sew, and know it's more than that, then please, feel free to leave some tips in the comments, or if you know another good life skill I should have, leave that too. I don't plan to learn DIY yet, at least not just yet, though that would help too I guess because I'm still waiting for my brother to put my bedroom door up, but he needs to sand a lot of it off, which is going to take ages, and make a lot of mess. It took him two days to put his own door up.

8 comments:

  1. Nice, keep at it! Hit me back, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  2. I'd definitely learn to DIY, me is doing same thing now, and it's really usefull, just being able to do things yourself. It saves you money, so I'd say its useful.

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  3. As long as you know how to sew on a button, you'll be fine :)

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  4. Tip: Don't prick yourself with the pointy thing

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  5. Leaving sewing for the woman! just playing, good for you man. Its actually good to know. +following

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  6. I made sure I could do it when I lived on my own. Many a pair of clothes has been rendered reusable through sewing

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  7. Tip: Don't prick yourself with the pointy thing

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  8. I'd definitely learn to DIY, me is doing same thing now, and it's really usefull, just being able to do things yourself. It saves you money, so I'd say its useful.

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