As in using a sewing machine? What are the costs associated with it? (machine, needles,thread,upkeep to machine?)
I need a skill.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:26 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:27 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
I don't think it's that hard... but I already know how to sew. You can get a cheap machine at walmart.... but you get what you pay for! The $100 range is your best bet. Fabric costs about 4-5/yard for the most part. thread & needles are pretty cheap. Can you take a class at a local craft store... you can get the basics that way for sure.
Answer by Crafty26 at 4:39 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Look online like on craigslist or ebay. I actually bought my Brother embroidery machine on ebay. Garage sales might be a good place to look, but that will be more hit or miss.
Here is a cute one that is mostly for crafts. An inexpensive way to find out if you are interested in more.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:43 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Answer by missanc at 4:44 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:51 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:53 PM on Mar. 20, 2013
Craftsy has a few beginner classes, and I'm a huge Craftsy addict. If you aren't in a hurry, make an account and then wait a few weeks. They'll send an email offering a class for either $14 or $19.
Sewing can be crazy expensive or super cheap. JoAnne's always has %50 off coupons. Only buy when you have them. Or buy their instore magazine for $2 that has four on the back.
Machines...don't go too cheap. You get what you pay for. And when you go cheap you're paying for a lot of headache. Thread problems, stitch problems. All stuff that frustrates a beginner because they don't realize it's the machine, not them. I didn't realize I loved sewing until I upgraded from my $100 machine to a $350 machine.
Answer by desert_diva at 5:41 PM on Mar. 20, 2013