I have a huge aversion to all things sewing (I applaud Jen and my Fodder Friend for taking sewing classes – I’ve never had the guts), but that doesn’t stop me from wishing I knew how. I bought a quilting book a few years ago

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and drooled over each page, then placed in on the bookshelf, untouched, for about a year before I sold it. I can sew a button back on a shirt and I taught myself how to knit, but I’m completely clueless when it comes to using a sewing machine or, God forbid, understanding and following a pattern. But I want to learn! Because I’ve just fallen in love with some fabric

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and want to be able to make Claire bibs and dresses that are CUTE to the UTMOST. I don’t want to have spend big bucks to pay someone else to do something so seemingly simple, plus, I get great satisfaction out of making my own things (photography, handmade soaps, ceramics, jewelry, etc.). I fantasize about making my own vintage apron and waltzing around the house in heels and a pearl necklace.

Whoa, where did that come from!?

Any suggestions for a needle and thread retard?

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