Sewing Lessons - How I Learned To Sew

by Monica

I learned to sew on my mother's knee, quite literally. My mom had and still has a featherweight Singer sewing machine. It's at this point, about 60 years old and she still uses it.

My mom would make me doll clothing up until I was about 6 or 7, and I decided I wanted to try making my own doll clothes. I was hooked from there.

As I got older, I wanted to make clothing for my self. I am very meticulous, so as any teenager would, I was frustrated that it wasn't perfect.

My mom would walk me through whatever I was stumped on and told me to always finish what I started.

That was more than 40 years ago. I work in a costume rental shop, we make our own costumes in-house, so I have the opportunity to do what I love and get paid for it.

The only advice I have for anyone starting out with sewing is, start simple, not too many design details, and take it slow.

Always finish what you start and be proud of your sewing project, no matter how many mistakes there are.

You will learn faster if you don't criticize your self too much.

When you find a project that you liked making, make a few of the same thing. You will find your skills improving quicker when you are successful.

That is my sewing lessons story. :)

Happy Sewing To All


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