Help Me Stitch!
August 8, 2010 7:15 AM Subscribe
I suck at sewing. I'd like to be able to mend my own clothes, but this isn't enough of an issue for me to buy / support a sewing machine. How can I get better?
posted by l33tpolicywonk to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
As I understand it, my basic sewing issue is I can't get my knots to stay firm, and they just fall apart under the least amount of pressure. I'm been using a pretty basic, unsophisticated back and forth stitching technique, to no success. I'm not above using some sort of machine, but it would have to be small and under $30 for it to make any sense. I'm also not above actually learning to do it by hand (I actually advocate) this, but what do I need to do to learn it better - is there a lifehack-y, never-come-apart stitch method, a short class I can take, a special needle I don't know about? Bonus points for help with when / how I can patch things. Thanks.