Friday Freebie: Turn A Friend On To Sewing!

This week for Friday Freebie it’s all about turning a friend on to sewing. Do you know someone who has expressed interest in your favorite passion? If so check out the selection of freebies.

beginner  Friday Freebie: Turn A Friend On To Sewing!All of these books are great for beginners. Amy Barickman is a fantastic teacher and her latest book The Magic Pattern Book will have a beginner sewing up fun fashions. Nicle Vasbinder tells you how to master your sewing machine. And, Stitch By Stitch is awesome for beginners just learning to sew.

For the question of the day tell me when you learned to sew, or who that someone special is that wants to learn to sew. Or maybe you’re a beginner yourself and need a few books to help you learn more techniques, then let me know how long you’ve been sewing.

Two winners will be picked next Friday! And, the winner from last Friday is Marci! I will be intouch with you shortly to tell you how to claim your prize pack of books!

See you next week!

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 Friday Freebie: Turn A Friend On To Sewing!

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I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
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9 Responses to Friday Freebie: Turn A Friend On To Sewing!

  1. Kryss Jackson says:

    I first started sewing when I was just a child, I’d play around in my mother’s scrap fabrics. One of the first things I remember making was hand sewing head for a teddy bear. I did end up getting frustrated with learning to sew when I transitioned to trying out the sewing machine. My mother had little patience with teaching me and would end up taking over, so I gave up on it.

    However, my love for fabric never went away, after a stint in the Air Force, and some time home as a mother, I ventured into retail. I got a job at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Terrible way to save money, but a wonderful way to increase my stash of fabrics. Some of which I’ve had with me since I was a kid.

    My collection grew, but I had yet to do much in the way of sewing. A few little things here in there, mostly plushies. Now, some thirty odd years later from when I first put needle to the fabric; I have once more ventured into the art of sewing. Ending out this year, I’ve returned to my roots and have made some teddy bears, and I’ve even made a few baby clothes for my new niece. She has certainly inspired me to create more. I was gifted with a second-hand sewing machine that has been a real trooper in letting me figure out how a sewing machine works. And wonders of wonders, I finally made my nice warm winter fur unicorn hat that I’ve been wanting for years. People love and keep asking where I bought it and tell me I did a wonderful job when I let them know I made it. There is still so much I need to learn and I hope to start making clothes for myself someday.

  2. Karen Watkins says:

    I learned to sew from my mom. I think it’s close to 50 years that I’ve been sewing! Wow!

  3. Sue Price says:

    I was taught by my Mom who sadly passed last week. Sewing is the greatest legacy she left me. It has been my therapy throughout my life.

  4. Amanda Caley says:

    I’m in my 40`s and I’m a newbie at sewing , and I love it I’ve turned my spare bedroom into a craft/sewing room. I got in to sewing by watching the sewing bee.

  5. Merriday says:

    I just met an older woman today who was disabled (walker, oxygen tube, etc.). She mentioned that her husband had misplaced the basket that came with her walker and that she planned to make a bag to attach to the walker. I told her that I assumed that she sews. She told me that she was working with an agency that helps disabled people try to find employment that they can do. She has done some quilting. She said she was looking for someone to teach her how to sew (and had just signed up with a local store for lessons). She wanted to start her own business. She was so excited. Sewing can create a connection between total strangers and people of all abilities.

  6. Ingrid Holmes says:

    I learned to sew first by making doll clothes. My mother made a wardrobe for my Fashion Doll. Not a Barbie I think she was a Revelon Doll. I also ended up finishing clothes my mother never did. Then they taught sewing in HighSchool. Yep I have a few years on me but still love the creative process

  7. Mary Mac says:

    My Mom taught me to sew when I was about eight. We practiced on pillow cases.

  8. Peg says:

    I learned to sew at 10 years old with my grandmother. My niece Laura, is trying to learn now.