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12 Jan 2009 - 11:359609
Sewing help... resources etc
Posting as I haven't sewn in a while and with a new machine, am now getting back into the groove of things.

Is there anything anyone can recommend for learning more (particular magazines, online resources etc that have helped you and educated you about sewing?) Or any book recommendations, pattern sites?

Cheers


12 Jan 2009 - 11:409610
HOLLYYYYYYY its great to see your back in the groove hun, its been too long since we last spoke haha if you still remember the old brummie reiss ahaha and if you can hun you should get yourself down brum because it has the best fabric market EVER and great for starting off as everything as cheap 50p a metre its that good and they sell all your sewing equipments and bits and bobs VERY cheap, you should pop down hun and we can go up cosplay shopping, make a day of it !!!


12 Jan 2009 - 11:449611
Quote ryaoki:
HOLLYYYYYYY its great to see your back in the groove hun, its been too long since we last spoke haha if you still remember the old brummie reiss ahaha and if you can hun you should get yourself down brum because it has the best fabric market EVER and great for starting off as everything as cheap 50p a metre its that good and they sell all your sewing equipments and bits and bobs VERY cheap, you should pop down hun and we can go up cosplay shopping, make a day of it !!!


Pfft...wouldn't go fabric shopping with me ¬_¬

There are a ton of books on the subject. Some beginners guides are great for teaching you the ins and outs of sewing and Waterstones have loads of them. Or better yet, check the local library. Free guides FTW!


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12 Jan 2009 - 11:469613
sjbonnar beat me to the mark ^.^ library is a wonderful place for sewing books i dont know about where you live but hull has 4 amazing libraries the central one having many books on sewing ^.^ borrow alot and scholar it up for a bit


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12 Jan 2009 - 11:479614
Quote sjbonnar:
Quote ryaoki:
HOLLYYYYYYY its great to see your back in the groove hun, its been too long since we last spoke haha if you still remember the old brummie reiss ahaha and if you can hun you should get yourself down brum because it has the best fabric market EVER and great for starting off as everything as cheap 50p a metre its that good and they sell all your sewing equipments and bits and bobs VERY cheap, you should pop down hun and we can go up cosplay shopping, make a day of it !!!


Pfft...wouldn't go fabric shopping with me ¬_¬

There are a ton of books on the subject. Some beginners guides are great for teaching you the ins and outs of sewing and Waterstones have loads of them. Or better yet, check the local library. Free guides FTW!


¬_¬offcourse ill go fabric shopping with you,GET YOUR ASS DOWN TO BRUM ASAP LMAO


12 Jan 2009 - 11:599617
cheers, I'm in guildford but since living here haven't yet registered at the local lib. Good time to do so I think!

Ryaoki of course I'll go fabric shopping with you! Well, when I have a bit more money to get to brum hehe


12 Jan 2009 - 12:009618
Quote Millenia:
cheers, I'm in guildford but since living here haven't yet registered at the local lib. Good time to do so I think!

Ryaoki of course I'll go fabric shopping with you! Well, when I have a bit more money to get to brum hehe


good stuff hun i look forward to it !!!


12 Jan 2009 - 18:209624
A cheaper alternative than going all the way to Birmingham is Shepherds Bush market and the streets around it, cheeeeeap fabric! And you can pick up a yummy falafel sandwich on the way back 8D


12 Jan 2009 - 18:499625
Quote stripey_dani:
A cheaper alternative than going all the way to Birmingham is Shepherds Bush market and the streets around it, cheeeeeap fabric! And you can pick up a yummy falafel sandwich on the way back 8D


pshh i doubt it could beat 50p dani lol


12 Jan 2009 - 22:339642
Hey, I just bought this with my Christmas book tokens:

The Complete Book of Sewing (DK)

It's got a really detailed guide for altering patterns which is something I've really struggled with for my past two cosplays to get a good fit. It also tells you lots of other things like what feet attachments you can get for your sewing machine and what they can do, how to make ruffles and a host of things I'd never even thought of.

It's also got photos which is handy if you're a visual learner ^^

Also, for free patterns BurdaStyle is a really good resource - google it ^^



Last edited by madmazda86 (12 Jan 2009 - 22:34)
13 Jan 2009 - 14:049682
Cheers madmaz! *puts book on birthday wishlist*

And Dani I must check out Shepherds Bush sometime!


13 Jan 2009 - 15:569689
Quote ryaoki:
Quote stripey_dani:
A cheaper alternative than going all the way to Birmingham is Shepherds Bush market and the streets around it, cheeeeeap fabric! And you can pick up a yummy falafel sandwich on the way back 8D


pshh i doubt it could beat 50p dani lol


Aye but its cheaper to get there Reiss lol (and some of the markets DO infact have 50p p/m fabric!). Spending £30 to get to Brum is loads of fabric wasted xD


13 Jan 2009 - 17:129691
Shepherds Bush Market is amazing ¬__¬ And there are fabric shops right outside Goldhawk Road station, which is right next to Shepherds Bush Market.

WE HAVE 50P MATERIAL TOO!!!


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13 Jan 2009 - 17:599693
Wooooo for Shepherds Bush market (and Woooo for having a boyf who lives just around the corner from it xD)


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