cbenson
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Mar 26, 2019
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Pinterest really is a great place to get lots of visual ideas! First, it's important to establish what you are sewing! Are you making clothing, quilts, crafts like soft toys or dolls. It really does make a difference as to what your needs are. I quilt, so I like to have a sewing station, a cutting station and a large pressing station. When I had little kids and was just sewing them clothing I just had a sewing station and an ironing board and I used the kitchen table to cut things out. You can spend a fortune, or you can hit thrift stores and garage sales and spend very little with a lot of room inbetween. I really like the large, 3 drawer plastic storage bins from walmart. I haven an old kitchen table up on bed risers so it's the perfect height for me for cutting, and those bins fit under it just perfect and it gives me lots and lots of storage. Sewing patterns, like simplicity, fit in them great layed on their sides. I also like the cube bookcases with cubes for storing. Something with smaller drawers is also great for all those small notions that are easy to lose. Ikea has inexpensive bar racks that you can hang hooks, or storage cups or a small shelf that are great for all those things you want to grab quickly. Good lighting is important! Even just a small task light can make a difference. Get a good comfortable chair. Have fun! Don't wait until you have the perfect space and all the right stuff to start! You really can't know what you like and want until you start doing!
Mar 26, 2019
Liz
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Apr 15, 2019
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So far I've only done really simple projects (pillow covers, small knitting project/stash bags), but my real interest lies mostly in garments I think. I'm short so I'm always needing to get pants and skirts hemmed, so I want to be able to do things myself. Mostly I want to be able to easily alter the clothing I already have, but I'd love to start designing some of my own pieces in the future!
Apr 15, 2019
PamRB
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Jun 12, 2019
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Sounds like you will need to invest in a good seam ripper also. For just starting out don't go over board with what you might use. You know you want to alter your clothes so a good sturdy place you can cut and design on. When you figure out the direction you enjoy sewing in then get for that
Jun 12, 2019
Ifitsafrog
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Jul 12, 2019
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Pam Damour seam ripper. Best I’ve ever had. Plus when it gets dull, they replace it free. I’ve had mine over 2 years, it’s still sharp as a razor. It’s expensive, but totally worth it.
Jul 12, 2019
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