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Susan K.


Austin, TX

Member since:

March 17, 2012


What is your history with sewing?

I didn't remember being much of a sewer at all except 8th grade Home Ec but as I've gotten into it people that knew me in the past are reminding me about other times I used to sew. I started reading lots of sewing books and attending Austin School of Fashion classes a couple of years and now sewing is a big part of my life. When I first got started, the beginning class teacher suggested making boxer shorts, so I did. Probably at least a dozen! Now I sew garments for me and for my daughter.

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

I recently got a '95 Bernina 1090S! It is awesome. I also have a Kenmore serger that I bought used from a friend, but haven't used it yet. I'm taking the couture dressmaking class on so as a result I seem to use machines less and am learning various hand stitches.

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

Rip it! The cool thing about the couture methods is you rarely have to undo things. Mostly you just spend all your time basting ;-). Nothing seems to get sewn unless its already been basted basted basted!

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

The last thing I've made! I have some of my projects up on and my id is skeeler.

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

My whole wardrobe, and cool pieces for all my friends and relatives!


Hi! I am a sewer who got back into it a couple of years ago and now am obsessed!!

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