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Re: Who first taught you to sew?

I am another one who learned the basics in 7th grade in home economics (spring 1972). My mother sewed for us out of economic necessity. I had learned to iron when I was 10, and took care of all my own ironing from that point on, but I did not have the patience or the interest in sewing and needlework at that age.

My sewing relly picked up after I started square dancing and needed dresses with coordinated shirts for my partner. I took a beginning quilting class in 1984 and a tailoring class in 1985 through a continuing education program.

I started doing tent stitch needlepoint in the mid 70s when I was in high school and gradually added an assortment of other types of needlework to teh repetoire.