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Re: Who first taught you to sew?

My mother taught for Singer in the late 40's,early 50's after inspecting steel during WW2. She taught me to sew when I was in grade school. My first machine project was a shirt for my father. To start I had to take one of his old shirts apart. After all you have to learn to make a pattern first.
She thought I would learn everything from a dress shirt. Collars, cuffs, yolk, different seams and points, and even stays. Ofcourse, I also learned a lot about taking out seams without damaging the fabric. It was a major project, I not only learned techniques, to love sewing, but also to treasure the time spent with my mother. It was a great summer!!