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Okay so I'm currently going to The Art Institutes Online for my Fashion & Retail Management BA.  I have no clue how to sew, but I can draw, not that great but I can!  I have looked for drawing and sewing lessons around my area and have found none.  I have some sketches of my clothing, as well as designs for shirts and dresses.  I have no idea where to start or how. I have no inside knowledge or experience with the Fashion industry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 

It's not really that easy for me to just pack up and move around because I'm married with two small kids, and my husband happens to be in the Army. 

My goal is to have my own store, line, and be successful.  I don't really care about being famous as long as I'm successful.

Thanks and Have A Blessed One!


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In the Groups section of this network you will find a Sewing Group. Maybe you can post a message there asking if anyone knows where you can find seeing courses in your area. Also, you may want to google it. Maybe you will have to travel a bit, but their must be some sort of sewing lessons some where in your state.
Thank you I will do that. I have searched on the internet and the closest I can find is Atlanta which is 5 hours from me. The ones in Savannah, GA which is an hour from me are way out of my price range!
I am not sure if you have interest in moving for your career, but if you would not mind moving, you may want to take college courses at a school such as FIT in NY or FIDM in California (or another fashion school). There are several good schools in the USA. If you have interest in researching options, you can try the fashion school directory section on Apparel Search.
I would love too, but having a 4 year old and 7 month old and a hubby for a soldier it makes it impossible, although I will keep that in mind when we move to my hubby's next station.
Thanks again!

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Hi Jordan,

Might be worth putting an ad on Gumtree, or similar, asking if someone could teach you to sew one on one. Are there any sewing courses at the local college or uni - night courses?

If not then you can probably teach yourself. Get a book on sewing basics, learn the different types of stitches etc. Then maybe find tutorials/books on pattern cutting.

There are loads of video tutorials online. It's often quite hard going because there's so much to learn. Maybe try finding clothing DIY tutorials and customise what you've got. It'll give you a feel for designing, customising and sewing.

Hope that helps!
You can also buy some ready made patterns and start from the easiest things and follow instructions and practice sewing things...the patterns are usually rated from easy to standard to advanced... Hope that helps :)


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