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(I just realized this should probably have been posted in the sewing forum. Sorry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)<br><br>
Hi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
I just received my own sewing machine for Christmas and I'm absolutely thrilled. However, I don't really know where to go from here! I've made a few shabby projects but I honestly just don't have a clue.<br><br>
I'd like to make toys, dolls, and clothes for my little one, and be able to sew patches and whatnot when I need to.<br><br>
Here's a list of the supplies I have:<br>
-Plenty of fabric from my mom's stash<br>
-Some spools of thread that turned out to be cheap and only like 5 yards long<br>
-Sewing scissors<br>
-Some patterns that are Greek to me<br>
-Pins and needles of a few different sizes<br>
-Plastic bobbins (I've read that metal is better?)<br>
-Lots of ribbon<br>
-Polyester filling<br><br>
Help me get started! What else do I need?
 

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Plastic bobbins are fine as long as they are the right size for your machine and you don't step on them.<br><br>
Good thread is escential.<br><br>
Can you sign up for a class? Craft store often offer them. Local community schools do too. If you can't find a class go to the library and see if they have videos and books on sewing. I learned alot about sewing watching <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Sewing With Nancy</span> on PBS.<br><br>
Throw pillows are a great first project.
 
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