dlipsky

Philadelphia, PA, US
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I started sewing when I was young by making doll clothes. As a pre-teen I took a summer sewing class at a local mall. I taught myself cross-stitch, tatting, needlepoint,embroidery & crochet. I have so many books and I love to learn new things.
When my boys were younger I would make them clothes: pants, shorts, shirts, hats etc.
When my daughter was younger I would make her lots of clothes, too.
I remember getting a hand-me-down sun suit that I loved...I copied it and made her and her cousin matching sunsuits and hats.
For over the last 10 years I've taught sewing at a school.
For the past 3 years I designed and made costumes for the high school play .

craft interests: crochet, fashion, jewelry making, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 12/29/2008

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How to make a Pinwheel Pin

Who doesn't remember playing with pinwheels in the wind. This will bring back memories of your childhood.  Pinwheel pins are fast and easy to make.  I made them with a group...

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The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

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The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry


recent comments

Re: How to Print Flowers with Flowers

Beautiful, I really have to try this!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew What You Love"

Sew what you love & love what you sew! This looks like a wonderful book. I would love to share it with my students!

Re: Book Giveaway: Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden

Beautiful book! I would love to add it to my library.

Re: Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

I would love to have this book, I love learning new things and this book would really help!

Re: Giveaway: Teach Yourself to Sew magazine and DVD

This is great, I love to learn new techniques!

Re: Book Giveaway: Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cure

What a great book! I would love to have it!

Re: Book Giveaway: Design-It-Yourself Clothes

I would really like to make things the fit right, I am sure this book would help.

Re: Looking to make a "Teaching Kids to Sew Book"--Contributors Welcome!!

Dear Julie,
Good luck with your sewing class. I've taught sewing at a local school for the past 10 years. The girls in my classes are aged 10 and up. We made lots of small (some not so small) projects.

Some of the thngs we made:
-pinwheel pin (posted in craftstylish)
-doll sleeping bag
-simple hat, mittens, scarf (fleece)
-pillow case
-pin cushion
-locker organizer
-small zipper bag
-headband
-sweat shirt jacket
-small stuffed animals
-small tote bag

Re: Book Giveaway: Kanzashi In Bloom

I did not win so I just bought this wonderful book

Re: Book Giveaway: Crochet Adorned

I would just love to have this book!

Re: Book Giveaway - Wrapagami: The Art of Fabric Gift Wraps

It looks like fun...I have so much fabric what a great idea!

Re: How to make a Pinwheel Pin

Let me know if you enjoyed making them also!

Re: Book Giveaway: Kanzashi In Bloom

pleeeze pick me. I would love to have this book.

Re: Who first taught you to sew?

I first started with stamped cross stitch at the age of 5 (I still have the first one I made-so many years ago). My mom showed me how to make a stitch and I did the rest on my own.
As I got older (7 years old) I made Barbie doll clothes from rags that we had. At the age of 12 I took a Singer summer sewing class at the local mall. Over the years I taught myself how to do other things. I now teach after school sewing at my daughter's school (for the past 10 years)

Re: Book Giveaway - Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects

Looks like a great book, my daughter would love some of the ideas. It would be nice to have a copy.

Re: Book Giveaway: Jenny Ryan's Sew Darn Cute!

It is so cute, I would just love it.