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Hello from the South West

Gavin

Hello from the South West
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:53:51 AM »
Hi,

My name is Gavin, father of four ( 3 girls one boy ), software developer and lover of most types of crafts.

I’ve started learning to use a sewing machine to help my 6 year old daughter who has taken a liking to sewning amongst other crafts.

I have a second hand Eversewn Hero and still mostly confused by it.  I’ve managed to make a few bits on it such as cushion covers and some pencil cases ( although they could have gone better ).

I look forward to learning more and passing on what I learn to my daughter.

Iminei

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 09:00:37 AM »
Welcome Gavin, whereabouts in the SouthWest are you ?
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

fajita

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 09:02:22 AM »
Hello and welcome, @Gavin  :drink: :flower:

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 09:13:43 AM »
Greetings.
I've just googled your machine, it's an embroidery machine as well I see, a few of us here do machine embroidery, so any questions, we can probably help.

Gavin

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
Welcome Gavin, whereabouts in the SouthWest are you ?

Thank you!

I am in Tavistock, Devon

Ploshkin

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 09:48:03 AM »
Welcome Gavin.  How lovely to have a 6 year old who is interested in sewing.  A lot of us here started at that sort of age and we're still at it now.  We don't bite so fire away with any questions you need to ask no matter how daft you think they might be.
Life's too short for ironing.

Gavin

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 09:51:26 AM »
Greetings.
I've just googled your machine, it's an embroidery machine as well I see, a few of us here do machine embroidery, so any questions, we can probably help.

Thank you.  I will likely take you up on that, I’ve had a few attempts at making sew on patches using the embroidery function but none have gone to plan... yet

Gavin

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 10:17:19 AM »
Welcome Gavin.  How lovely to have a 6 year old who is interested in sewing.  A lot of us here started at that sort of age and we're still at it now.  We don't bite so fire away with any questions you need to ask no matter how daft you think they might be.

Thanks you, I really appreciate that!

BrendaP

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 10:22:54 AM »
Welcome to TSP.

 :drink: :fabric: :sew: :thread:
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Greybird

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2018, 10:31:05 AM »
Hello Gavin and welcome!

Lowena

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 10:45:19 AM »
I love Tavistock. Welcome  :toast:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Silver Rose

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Welcome @Gavin:drink: :cake: lovely to hear your little girl wants to learn to sew on the sewing machine. I learnt from my Dad too back in the day 0_0.
Still learning

Nevis5

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2018, 12:49:37 PM »
Hello and welcome, @Gavin  !  How lovely to have a little girl who wants to sew, how I wish mine had been interested.  Come and visit often, we're happy to help (and enable you to buy fabric  :devil::toast:

Gavin

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2018, 16:07:51 PM »
Hello and welcome, @Gavin  !  How lovely to have a little girl who wants to sew, how I wish mine had been interested.  Come and visit often, we're happy to help (and enable you to buy fabric  :devil::toast:

I could quite happily spend a fortune on fabrics but will likely find myself divorced if I do. 

Lots of things I want to have a go at making (mostly soft toys for the younger kids) but at this point I’d end uk wasting too much  :S

Kenora

Re: Hello from the South West
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2018, 21:01:24 PM »
Hi Gavin - welcome to TSP. Tavistock is a great place to live, especially as I think you have two lovely quilt shops locally???  :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath