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Re: Crocheting!

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:32 pm
by jul2873
I taught myself how to sew about fifteen years ago, and now that my RLS has gotten so severe, it's been a real blessing. It's a lot of gentle movement: standing up to cut out a garment and pin the first pieces together, then walking over to my sewing machines and sewing a bit, then getting up again and walking over to my cutting table to pin some more pieces together, etc. Usually I have to iron some of the seams after sewing them, pick the threads I'll need, rethread the machines, and so on. Most importantly, the sewing absorbs me, so I rarely think about RLS. And I have some very nice tops and pants to wear!

If you want to start sewing, however, don't try to do it on the cheap. You'll need a decent sewing machine (NOT a current Singer--old ones are fine), a good serger (Juki's are the best, I think) and a good coverstitch machine (love the Janome). A good cutting table also makes things much easier.

Re: Crocheting!

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:48 pm
by ViewsAskew
I can totally see how that would be helpful!