sewing

United States
March 2, 2007 1:20pm CST
anyone sewing stuff anymore? like missing bottom and hole, i know i sew my bottom on the other day lol i dont think i can toss it out yet there is no hole on the shirt anything.
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• Ireland
2 Mar 07
Much as I dislike it, yes, I do sew. I sew on missing buttons and I patch and repair jeans. I shorten and lengthen clothes and I sometimes reverse shirt collars. I have given up darning socks but I will darn the elbows in my husband's sweaters.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
I don't do a lot of sewing but I do some, like if a piece of clothing rips along the seam, because that is easy, I don't really venture beyond that because I'm not very good at it.
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
2 Mar 07
Gone are those days when sewing was pride of every women. I remember when we where taught needle work in school starting from simple hemming, to making of beautiful embriodaried table cloths, pillow covers bedsheets etc. , and those lovely stiches, like chain stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, etc which I loved and I still have a beautiful hand made pillow cover on which I had made a red rose for my husband when I was engaged to him. Also knitting and crosia was taught in my convent school and I remeber how strict where sisters with the neatness of our work. It is shame that today's mordern girls don't even know how to hold a needle or to put a button. Only those who take dress designing or fashion designing as their professin are taking interst in this , but they are also using machines since their is so much competition. But we rarely see now any hand made products. But I am proud of village women of Gujarat and Rajasthan, who are still doing their colourful patch work and mirror work with their hands. These are some places where you can even today find hand made sewing talents.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Time is a great comodity these days and some of us enjoy using a sewing machine to construct our garments at home. It is the creativity we enjoy, making a one of a kind item for ourselves or our families. I agree it is sad to see that even schools do not even teach clothing construction in our schools anymore other than maybe a pillow-case. Clothes are so cheap they can buy them at the store, but the construction is still wanting and when they rip a seam or get a little hole, their owners don't even know how to repair it and toss it away for a new one. What a waste of money.
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
2 Mar 07
Yes I agree with you. This is what we have now...lets's accept the world as it is.....or we will be left behind.
@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
3 Mar 07
Always. Yes. sure. I sew regularly the hole on the socks, trousers, anywhere. I have a little sewing machine too,but it doesn't work well. If I had a normal I would sure clothes even... :( But I don't have.
@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
3 Mar 07
sorry: I would sew
• United States
9 Mar 07
I can sew..Its easy to sew a button.. I wouldnt throw a shirt away just for the button! :) I'd sew it for you but I dont think we live anywhere near eachother.. haha. Just take your needle and thread and loop it around the button(in the material) a few times.
• United States
9 Mar 07
i do once a while but usally i throw it away and get new one i know it is not good, but i try to donate it to goodwill
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
3 Mar 07
i still have this "old fashion" thing in my heart. i always repair clothes that are a bit damaged. i do believe in repairing. i hate to just toss away those clothes just because a little's wrong with them. if it can still be repaired, i will really spend time repairing them.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have fun sewing. I made my own prom dress in my high school. I have to admit that I am lazy and I turn small work to local dry cleaners. I can still do big work with fun.
• United States
2 Mar 07
It sounds like you are trying to replace a button?right? You have to replace the button with one the same size so it fits in the hole. If you are adding a button and need a button-hole for it you will have to make one and slit it. Do you have a sewing-machine or do you sew entirely by hand? Or is this some kind of trick discussion to which you need a smarter answer?