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What can be better than to make a living doing what you love? I used to have a great time doing the whole craft show thing, but ended up, like a lot of crafters, having to get a real job. In my case, that job was to open an alterations shop. I have to admit that the sewing skills I learned from my Mom have served me much better than anything I learned in college! Although it's a valuable service, it's not very creative, and I missed making things from scratch. As a seamstress, I see lots and lots of clothes, especially childrens' clothes, that were made in some factory somewhere and fell apart the first time they were worn/washed and had to be brought to ME to be repaired. While this keeps me in business, it also annoys me that people have to spend their hard-earned money on things that just don't last. I find making childrens' clothes and other assorted fun stuff satisfies my need for creativity AND my desire to offer people…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 28
  • Joined February 16, 2007

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cotton, rayon, linen, wool, satin

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What can be better than to make a living doing what you love? I used to have a great time doing the whole craft show thing, but ended up, like a lot of crafters, having to get a real job. In my case, that job was to open an alterations shop. I have to admit that the sewing skills I learned from my Mom have served me much better than anything I learned in college! Although it's a valuable service, it's not very creative, and I missed making things from scratch. As a seamstress, I see lots and lots of clothes, especially childrens' clothes, that were made in some factory somewhere and fell apart the first time they were worn/washed and had to be brought to ME to be repaired. While this keeps me in business, it also annoys me that people have to spend their hard-earned money on things that just don't last. I find making childrens' clothes and other assorted fun stuff satisfies my need for creativity AND my desire to offer people something that's unique, affordable, and made with care and attention to detail. I can't just stick to one medium though; dabbling in crochet, jewelry, painting, and whatever else grabs my attention keeps me happy. Check out my website at www.incrediblethreads.com! Thanks for stopping by!
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