from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make, repair, or fasten by stitching, as with a needle and thread or a sewing machine: sew a dress; sew on a button.
- transitive v. To furnish with stitches for the purpose of closing, fastening, or attaching: sew an incision closed.
- intransitive v. To work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
- sew up Informal To complete successfully: Our team has sewn up the championship.
- sew up Informal To gain complete control of; monopolize.
- sew up Informal To make sure of: campaign strategists who were trying to sew up the election results.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.
- v. To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.
- v. To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.
- intransitive v. To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.
- transitive v. To follow; to pursue; to sue.
- transitive v. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.
- transitive v. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up.
- transitive v. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up.
- transitive v. To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite, join, or attach by means of a thread, twine, wire, or other flexible material, with or without the aid of a needle, awl, or other tool.
- To put together or construct, or to repair, as a garment, by means of a needle and thread.
- To drain dry, as land; drain off, as water.
- In falconry, to wipe: said of a hawk that cleans its beak.
- To ooze out.
- To serve at table, as by carving, tasting, etc.
- An obsolete spelling of sue.
- An obsolete or dialectal preterit of sow.
- In bookbinding, to pass the thread separately through the creased fold of each section of (an unbound book).
- n. Juice; broth; gravy; hence, a pottage; a made dish.
- n. A drain; a sewer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fasten by sewing; do needlework
- v. create (clothes) with cloth
I have found lots of great tips and tricks with this book and there are quite a few unique skirts that you can learn to sew from the book.
You can find a basic sewing machine pretty inexpensively, especially if you search out ebay and craigslist; learning to sew is just practice, practice, practice.
I think one of the mistakes women make when they want to learn to sew, is to pay for an expensive course that makes it a complicated and unhappy experience.
I found teaching my own girls to sew is hard sometimes!
For example, choosing to sew is a calculation of how we spend time, energy, and money.
Just because I’m a girl I know how to sew, is that it?
One of my reasons for learning to sew is that I have a closet full of thrifted clothes that don’t fit me, but that I like for some reason, and want to wear somehow.
Sideshow Bob voice: By the wai, I’m awair uv the irony uv spelling an grammar nitpiks in lolspeak, sew no need 2 poynt that out.
The whole point to being able to sew is to make what you like, and that which suits YOU - regardless of what's in style.
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