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Share your Story – Who taught you to sew?

Who taught YOU to sew?

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I’d love to hear YOUR story!  Those of us who are sewing enthusiasts either ‘caught it’ or were ‘taught it’ by someone.  What about YOU?  Do you have a person to thanks, or are your skills a product of the ‘school of hard knocks’ – being self-taught?

How have YOU learned to sew?  Who inspired you?  WHY did you embrace sewing?  I’ll start this off by sharing my own story – and look ‘sew’  forward to hearing your story in the Comments below!


I was junior high age when I distinctly remember deciding to make 3 pair of shorts one summer – assembly line style.  Mind you, these were the ‘zipper on the side with waistband’ style!  Yep – I had the zippers in and waistbands on…went to try them on and, to my horror, discovered that the zippers were ALL on my right hip, not the ‘proper’ LEFT hip!  Mom said (and I agree) that that was a turning point.   Either into the trash they would go – OR – I would GO RIP and GO FIX’.  I can still picture myself out in the backyard ripping away with determination!

Then…when she put me on a clothing allowance ($25/month which equals about $88/month today) at the beginning of my high school years.  The ONLY way I could have all the clothes I thought I needed was to sew them myself!  While she guided me, I’m sure she never insisted on perfection.  Oh…how I’d LOVE to have some of those garments I made long ago.  Those days, the ‘sewing room’ was a closet off the living room.  My most prized possession was the sewing machine that they got me for my high school graduation.

All I can say is that I am VERY excited about my professional future returning to teaching ALL ages (including young girls and boys) at my new TN home-based Sunroom sewing Studio – creative sewing classes for all ages.

SEW…WHO taught you to sew?  Your mom, aunt, grandma, 4-H leader, Home Ec teacher, the internet, You-Tube, a friend, a guild?

I can’t wait to hear your answers…Share YOUR story in the Comments below.  I have had to set my Blog for Comments to be approved, so please understand your post must clear that process before you can see it.  THANKS in advance!

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