What are some tips for sewing from patterns without a sewing machine?

I dont have a sewing machine, but I want one...I saw the patterns at wal-mart for toddler clothes and they were sooo cute, does anybody know if I can make those without a sewing machine?
or have any ideas on how i can make sun dresses for my DD without a sewing machine?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Feb. 10, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • You just cut the pieces and pin them then sew where you would with a sewing machine. You don't have to learn. You will need a needle and thread plus any other notions the pattern calls for. Someone can help you at the store if you ask them whqat you need. I would only reccomend the sew simple patterns and the 1 hour patterns (will take you a little longer than an hour since tyour hand stitching depending on how fast you are) Now, this is your first pattern so regardless of how long it will take to handstitch, you will prolly mess up. It's okay, rip it out and start over. AWESOME for trying it! Oh, and start off with making it with cheapo $1/yard fabric as your first one may not turn out.
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 10:46 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • You can hand sew anything that you can machine sew, it just takes longer.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 10:42 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • is there anywhere online that i can learn how to do that? is it simple
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • ditto
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 10:43 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • thank you navywife! i am excited because i like for my DD to have unique clothes that noone else has and i thought that would be the best way!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • And instead of sewing buttons and buttonholes, use velcro.
    JanMarie225

    Answer by JanMarie225 at 11:45 AM on Feb. 10, 2009

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