Do you have any easy-starter sewing diy projects?

I never learned to "hand-sew" things from my mama (and i should have AND she tried to teach me lol!), but i see some new "easy projects" that i think i can learn. Also, what can i used to clean my mama's silver with?

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  • Lin Collins Lin Collins on Jan 03, 2018
    Try making some smaller sized throw pillows. The seams are all doable with basic stitching and won't take so long that you lose interest. Or take plain, purchased pot holders and applique flowers or faces or animals etc. on them.

    • Kim McDonald Kim McDonald on Jan 03, 2018
      TThank you so much...just exactly what mama would have told me. Makes me warm inside, thank you again

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 03, 2018
    There are many vids on YouTube to get you stitching, also some libraries have groups that meet, and look into adult education at a local school. Use love when you polish the silver, use a quality silver polish and a soft cloth. If you store the silver wrap it up in a plastic bag. Air and moisture accelerate tarnish. Avoid quick cleaning mehods like dips and aluminum foil.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 03, 2018
    Go to the library and take out a couple of how to books on sewing, make sure they show how to various hand sewing stiches so you know what kind of stitch for what you are doing. If you really like the book, think about ordering it for further referencing in other projects. The cleaning of your mothers silver is easy. Go to the store and buy cheap plain white toothpaste with no additives and a plain toothbrush with no rubber bristles. Use the toothpaste on the silver with rags and the toothbrush for detailed areas. It may take a little elbow grease, but it will clean it. Rinse it off with warm water and dry it well and you should have clean silver. This way does not take any minute layers of the silver like many other ways does. The aluminum foil method is hard on silver, do not use that unless you absolutely don't have time to clean in any other way because you need the piece now. I hope this helps! Take care of your moms silver, it is a precious keepsake.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 03, 2018 white toothpaste and a soft cloth for the solver

  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 03, 2018
    Go to a Joannes store, they have sewing classes sometime. Also as V Smith says, you can find ideas on youtube