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    Sewing patterns for beginners?

    I recieved a second-hand sewing machine for Christmas. It apparently works, but I haven't sewn anything since I was 12. What are some really easy, yet still cute, patterns I could try?

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    There are inexpensive patterns in any fabric store, usually sold on a spinning display rack. They are called New Look and something else I can't remember. ANYWAY! they are cheap and easy as well.

    Stay away from things like zippers and buttons for now. Some easier things to sew include:

    pajama pants with elastic in the waist, pillows, pillow covers, things that are made with fleece (since the edges don't fray), consider making cloth napkins (just a square hemmed on all sides - instant gratification!)

    You might also want to stick with fabrics that are medium weight (such as cotton woven, aka quilt fabric) as well as materials that do not stretch.

    Good luck and know you will get better with practice!


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