25reasons

Melbourne, Australia

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I began sewing when I was 15 years old. I made newspaper pattern from a favourite batik skirt, and sewed it up on my grandmother's treadle machine. After that, I just kept sewing. I bought a Husqvarna Pratica in 1974, and and sewed on that over the years. This year (2013), I finally upgraded, and bought myself a Husqvarna Opal 670, and a Brother Lock 3034D. I also enjoy hand sewing, and in more recent years, quilting, and making handbags. I have ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since September 2012


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Couture Finishing Techniques
Inside Vogue Patterns: Badgley Mischka V1399
Sew With Your Serger: Quick & Easy Projects
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Sewing With Silks
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Adjust the Bust
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Sewing on the Edge
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Designing Details: Pockets
Underneath It All
Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric
Sewing Designer Jeans
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Creative Serging
Beginner Serging
Making Leather Bags
Sewing Fashion Knits
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Sew the Perfect Fit
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Design Your Own Handbag
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Fashion Draping
The Couture Dress
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Creative Quilt Backs
Know Your Wool
Short Rows
Jean-ius!
Pant Fitting Techniques