Sewing

#1
Ok so I know right now im gonna get ribbed for this lol but I dont mind, kind of need a laugh at my own stupidity

Ok so I have never been good at sewing but I thought, hey I'll give it ago, I need to practice for HMS Raleigh.
So I got out the ol sewing kit, and started trying to sew a name tag into an old t-shirt, how hard can it be?

Turns out, it was alot harder than I thought. The name tag sucked. It was sewn on sidways and the stitching was showing on the tag, not exactly hidden lol.

God I hope they teach us a better technique. Im hopeless lol

Let the ribbing begin :lol:
 
#4
Don't worry, you will all be in the same boat. Pay attention and listen to the advice from your instructors.
Then give it all to a lady sailor to do. :p
 
#5
Or help yourself out and take some wonder web with you. Just iron on the name tag with wonder web and then stitch round the outside. Viola nice tiddly name tag sewn on.
 
#6
slim said:
Don't worry, you will all be in the same boat. Pay attention and listen to the advice from your instructors.
Then give it all to a lady sailor to do. :p
Lol sounds like a plan haha.
Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again :D
 
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Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again


You are joining as an Officer, aren`t you?


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gregsnell

Lantern Swinger
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higthepig said:
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Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again


You are joining as an Officer, aren`t you?
He said he's going to Raleigh so I'm guessing not.
 
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higthepig said:
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Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again


You are joining as an Officer, aren`t you?


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lol No not going in as an officer, I'm going in as a rating.
Im good with bulling boots, folding clothes, and cleaning. Not bad at ironing but I suck at sewing lmao
 

Rookie-WWFC

Lantern Swinger
#12
Can anyone link me to a page that shows how I need to fold the shirts and trousers? I've been trying to find one since I got back from my RPC so I can practice but no joy.
 
#13
theone2029 said:
higthepig said:
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Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again


You are joining as an Officer, aren`t you?


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lol No not going in as an officer, I'm going in as a rating.
Im good with bulling boots, folding clothes, and cleaning. Not bad at ironing but I suck at sewing lmao

Must be joining as a steward...
 
#14
theone2029 said:
higthepig said:
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Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again


You are joining as an Officer, aren`t you?


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lol No not going in as an officer, I'm going in as a rating.
Im good with bulling boots, folding clothes, and cleaning. Not bad at ironing but I suck at sewing lmao
You have scope for bartering.

I bet there are people like me who can't bull boots to save there lives. They will probably be a dab hand at sowing.

Problem solved!
 
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Rookie-WWFC said:
Can anyone link me to a page that shows how I need to fold the shirts and trousers? I've been trying to find one since I got back from my RPC so I can practice but no joy.
:wink: :wink: Kit old navy style!! not sure about Kit new Navy Style :roll: :roll: http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/37163KitInspectionforWHSanders1951sm(1).jpg sorry about the picture size :oops:
 
#16
heck i hated sowing but i learned to use a smaller needle put a book under the place where you are to sew and that should help you
failing that find a seamstress there are lots in the local paper on postoffice doors etc
 
#17
All you need is neat chain stitch and abundent supplies of patience and red worsted. You can sew your name neatly in chain stitch, can't you? ;)

PS: A good idea is to take your mum. Kit dhobied, ironed and neatly folded in your locker upon waking up and as Chiefy serves you breakfast in bed and dunks you egg soldiers for you, mum will run your bath to just the right temperature, add your favourite bubble bath/salts and whilst your bathing iron your duvet for you. :biggrin:
 
#18
tasape said:
heck i hated sowing but i learned to use a smaller needle put a book under the place where you are to sew and that should help you
failing that find a seamstress there are lots in the local paper on postoffice doors etc
Fcuk!! they hang seamstress's on Post Office doors? Why? 8O

Talk about gettin Stiched up. 8O