Who sews? I'm ready to throw my machine through the computer screen!

Aquaphobia

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Normally I am not this frustrated because I don't sew with any "seriousness". What I make will never be seen being worn by any human. My claI'm to fame is pet stuff. Especially catnip toys;D I have made hundreds of the things and donated them to local shelters. I've been told the cats love them! And well they should; I use only the best, high-test catnip available

Haven't done much sewing lately, though I've got zillions of half-made cat toys just waiting to be stuffed. However, I have sewing machines and sooner or later someone's going to ask to have something sewn and just such a thing happened to me today. Unfortunately, it is something that's going to be worn by humans and is made out of fabric I don't work with and I also needed to dig out a special hemming foot I've never used before! A 1/8" Rolled Hem Foot. Makes a lovely edge when used properly but it's a persnickety thing and I've spent most of the last few hours swearing and ripping out stitches.

So...who else sews for fun?
 

AwesomeFish

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Sewing is fun, but I never really have time for it. Maybe because I'm looking at screens to much... Hmm...
 
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Aquaphobia

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LOL! That's the nice thing about the catnip toys I make. They're so simple that I can make them while staring at my computer
 

LJC6780

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I used to sew ... I made cloth diaper inserts, bibs and breast pads (for nursing) among other random things. I always had big plans to make things and just never got around to it. I quit sewing other than to fix a seam hole or something, when I was about 3m pregnant. My son is 2.5y now and at some point I finally packed up the sewing machine and serger. I'm sure I'll get it out again some day when I have more space and time to use it.
 

Geoff

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I sewed a button onto my shorts a couple weeks ago. Does that count?
 
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Aquaphobia

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Geoff said:
I sewed a button onto my shorts a couple weeks ago. Does that count?
I can't hand-sew to save my life so yeah, I'm impressed;D
 
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Coradee

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I used to sew a lot when my daughter was young, she was in a theatre group & I made her costumes for each show that she was in.
I also made all of her fancy dress costumes over the years, including ones she wore at Uni, in fact she was wearing one the night she met her now husband.
Unfortunately she didn't inherit the sewing gene, even now as an adult she still asks me to do her alterations.
 

Geoff

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Aquaphobia said:
I can't hand-sew to save my life so yeah, I'm impressed;D
Haha well the end result wasn't pretty but the button stayed on and my shorts didn't fall down!
 
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Aquaphobia

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Coradee said:
I used to sew a lot when my daughter was young, she was in a theatre group & I made her costumes for each show that she was in.
I also made all of her fancy dress costumes over the years, including ones she wore at Uni, in fact she was wearing one the night she met her now husband.
Unfortunately she didn't inherit the sewing gene, even now as an adult she still asks me to do her alterations.
I would love to be a couture seamstress, I just love all that fancy stuff! I even have a small collection in my closet of spectacular dresses. I'm just not that good. I won the sewing award in elementary school, not because I was any good at sewing (I was better at maths and sciences) but because in the fashion of the time they'd given the awards to the troublemakers in the hope that it would encourage them while I was given what another teacher called "the booby prize" Paradoxically though it did encourage me because I felt that if I'd won it that I should deserve it so I keep trying!

Geoff said:
Haha well the end result wasn't pretty but the button stayed on and my shorts didn't fall down!
Well, that's the main thing!
 

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