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Repost: How I Learned to Sew

Although it's summer, one big project for the next couple months is developing curriculum for sewing classes in the fall. This has gotten me to thinking about how I learned to sew, so I thought it would be appropriate to repost this article I wrote earlier this year about how I learned to sew.

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I have been sewing for a long time. I am not an expert, but I am experienced in both trial, error, success, and failure, so I do consider myself some kind of resource for those new to sewing. (In fact, if you’re looking to learn how to sew, read about my fledgling sewing school here).

In today’s blog post, I thought that I would share my story about how I got my start as a sewist.

I learned to sew by hand at an early age, around the age of seven or so. I had this awesome book called Things to Make and Do and it was filled with craft projects, including sewn projects, that l admired and imitated.


Once I made a sock doll out of one of my dad’s old socks. The results were less than …

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