Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesdays Tute: Sewing lessons: Yes, you can!

Today my tutorial is simply an offer to coach anyone who wants to learn to sew. Yes, anyone. It doesn't matter where you live, I'll still coach you. With the wonderful internet, and phone if needed, I'll be able to give you all you need to get started on the wonderful journey of finding a good and nicely priced machine and sewing what you'd like to sew.
My offer is for a free one month coaching experience. If you'd like more than one month of coaching, I'd like to ask for a $10/month donation. Or, if you purchase our patterns, unlimited coaching is free!
The goal of SquigglyTwigs Designs has always been to help people realize that sewing is fun and anyone can sew. And, no it needn't be expensive. I can actually make shirts for my children for a lower price than Walmart! And, sew them in less time than it takes to go to the store and buy them. (Now we do live 20 min. away.)
Take me up on it...you've got nothing to loose and a new skill to gain! Email at squigglytwigsdesigns@yahoo.com
Happy Sewing!
Debbie

17 comments:

  1. I want to take you up on this!! I have a machine, I do know a few basics, i'm just really bad at it! I want to be able to follow a pattern and make dresses and shirts for my daughter and other kids, but i get so lost following patterns and frustrated and things turn out really messy. I'd be happy to pay $10 per month for personal instruction! let me know how to begin!

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  2. Stacy - Stacyb23@sbcglobal.netMarch 10, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    I'd like to give this a shot too! I know a few things here and there, but I've been having a few specific problems that I'd like some help with. How do I get in contact with you?

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  3. That would be awesome! I have been self teaching myself over the last year, but I would love to learn more techniques and what all those feet on my machine are for. Sign me up!

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  4. Mamas Spare Time...great. Email me at squigglytwigsdesigns@yahoo.com I'll then get you going. I'm not sure how much feet help I'll be. I tend to only use the ones that are needed for what I'm doing. I haven't experimented much, which is sad for having had my machine for 20 years.

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  5. for anyone on the fence about this, PLEASE take her up on it, I just finished my first project and am so happy!!! sewing is fun again!

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  6. Hi Debbie,
    I'd love to join in too. I have sewn a few things...some doll bodies and a raincoat for my dog (I made the pattern myself, except for the hood, and I used a table cloth from the dollar store as fabric, lol). I just bought a new Singer Esteem 2 machine yesterday, because me 3 year old computerized Brother's LED light went out and I can't select stitches anymore (the light does flicker on and off if I sew fast, but it never stays on). Nobody here in town will repair a Brother and I thought it would be easier to start over with the Singer because it's supposed to be "simple, and Martha Stewart approved", lol.
    The DVD that shows how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine won't work, but I'm hoping that I'll be able to figure it out just using the instructions. I'm not worried about the threading as much as the bobbin, because my Brother had a top loading bobbin that was super easy to use, and this one has a side bobbin with a metal case.

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  7. Hi Debbie,

    This sounds way awesome. I have just recently bought my very first sewing machine because before I would just have my mom come over and we would do little sewing projects together. But now I do not have to call her to come over to sew. Which I am very stoked about.

    I have a question for you now, do you do your coaching via the telephone?

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  8. Cairistiona-I mostly coach by email, but could by phone if you don't have easy computer access or need something specific talked through.
    have fun with your new machine!

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  9. Hi there! I want to take this tutorial too ,I have my sewing machine and know some basic but I do want to learn more ,I feel frustrated sometimes following the pattern if the outcomes is not the same i see.I am willing to pay the $10.after one month, thanks

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  10. Lanewfil,
    Great. To get started email your first goal (what you want to learn first) to me at squigglytwigsdesigns @ yahoo . com
    Debbie

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  11. I need alot of help and am wondering if you are still offering sewing coach?

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  12. @Kerrin. I am and would love to help you. Email me @ squigglytwigsdesigns@yahoo.com and we'll get started.

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  13. Hi Debbie,
    I know it has been a while since you posted this, but any chance you are still offering the coaching? I got a sewing machine for Christmas and would love to learn how to use it! Even if you aren't, I wanted to say thank you for your blog and all of the awesome posts!!
    Thank you!
    Shannon

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  14. I've been sewing for decades, but am having problems adjusting the crotch of pants that I am altering. Is that something you can help with? I've figured out how to alter the hips, but I am tall and thin, with long legs. The crotch length is never right.
    Thank you,
    Lyn

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    1. Lyn,
      Maybe. Pattern alteration can be a tricky thing, especially pants (of the tailored sort). Do you have a pair of pants that fit? If so use those to take measurements from and then adjust your pattern accordingly. If not, email me at squigglytwigsdesigns@yahoo.com and we can "talk" further.

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  15. Hoping it's not too late. What a generous offer!

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    1. Anne,
      Not too late. It's an ongoing offer!

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