How did you learn to sew?

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How did you learn to sew?

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Here in the UK we have a program of 'Design Technology' which is taught in all secondary schools (13-16 year old's) and includes some domestic sciences such as Woodwork, Sewing/Textiles, Cooking and Electronics, and it offers students an opportunity to gain basic proficiency in some key skills they may need as they grow older.

I remember back in my schooling days, I quite enjoyed making light-crafts in Textile lessons such as cushions, bags, and once even a T-Shirt! I can definitely look back and attribute my basic skills in sewing (though I do admit I'm not very advanced!) to those lessons.

Did you do something similar in school? If not, where did your first sewing practice come from?

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We had Home Economics class in Junior High School where we learned how to use sewing machines and how to cook. My parents bought me a sewing machine after I took that class and the store offered a free class on how to care for the machine and do some simple sewing.

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I learned it as a part of the educational syllabus when I was in school. And that was kind of non optional. And all of us were asked to do that. I think it does develop some really good skill out of that.

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Re: How did you learn to sew?

Post: # 652Post ZandraJoi »

I tried to learn how to sew lol My mom taught me then my husband (he's a good house-husband lol). But I never could get the knack for it. Maybe if I did it enough, but sewing was never my forte. Same with crocheting, knitting.

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