Headcoverings
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(08-20-2011, 12:42 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote:
(08-20-2011, 12:39 PM)aDREfromMI Wrote:
(08-20-2011, 02:33 AM)ggreg Wrote:
(08-19-2011, 02:54 PM)aDREfromMI Wrote: Oh dear. I'm afraid I wouldn't have a clue how to sew, much less where to buy the lace!

There is this tool called the Internet.  You can search for "lace suppliers" and "how to use a sewing machine"

If illiterate women in the third world can use a sewing machine how hard can it be?  It is just a square of cloth for goodness sake.  You cut it with a razor blade and a wooden stencil and hem the sides.  That's about it I would guess.

Show a little backbone.  If you sew them yourself your budget will go 5-10 times as far.  More women get their heads covered which is your objective is it not.

Insulting people is not an effective tool of communication.

Everyone else, thank you for the recommendations.

ggreg's tone might have been a little rough, but his suggestions are practical and useful.  It's true: if you really want to stretch you budget far, it's worth learning to sew a mantilla.  It's not a complex item (no sleeves, zippers, buttons, bows; just a square cloth essentially).  And it's also true that it's not a specialized profession to sew: in many parts of the world it's just the normal thing to do when something needs sewing -- you don't contract your sewing out to professionals all the time.

So I conclude that just be being able to use the internet and type, you are theoretically capable of sewing.  If you feel like the effort worth learning exceeds the benefits of the money saved, than by all means buy them instead :-).

Some kinds of knowledge are hands-on and simply knowing the theory is not enough.  Have either of these men who are recommending learning to sew ever done it themselves?  Personally, I find sewing very difficult.  It takes a significant investment of time to learn how to do it.  I do not think telling the OP to learn to sew is a practical suggestion at all.
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Messages In This Thread
Headcoverings - by aDREfromMI - 08-19-2011, 02:40 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-19-2011, 02:46 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Gakmo - 08-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by aDREfromMI - 08-19-2011, 02:54 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-19-2011, 07:08 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Someone1776 - 08-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Gakmo - 08-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Gert - 08-19-2011, 08:27 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by MaterLaeta - 08-19-2011, 11:27 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by jovan66102 - 08-20-2011, 02:13 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by ggreg - 08-20-2011, 02:33 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by Spooky - 08-20-2011, 02:47 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by aDREfromMI - 08-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-20-2011, 12:42 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by DesperatelySeeking - 08-20-2011, 04:08 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by miss_fluffy - 08-20-2011, 04:45 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by JayneK - 08-20-2011, 05:50 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Historian - 08-20-2011, 10:38 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by SavedByGrace - 08-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by GraceSeeker - 08-21-2011, 08:25 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by Josué - 08-21-2011, 10:39 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by ggreg - 08-21-2011, 03:36 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-21-2011, 05:49 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by m.PR - 08-21-2011, 06:50 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Gakmo - 08-21-2011, 07:20 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-22-2011, 09:57 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by DesperatelySeeking - 08-22-2011, 08:45 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-22-2011, 09:14 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by DesperatelySeeking - 08-22-2011, 09:19 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-22-2011, 10:03 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by ggreg - 08-23-2011, 01:16 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by dymphna17 - 08-23-2011, 02:16 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by ggreg - 08-23-2011, 02:58 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-23-2011, 06:35 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-23-2011, 03:17 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-23-2011, 04:05 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-23-2011, 04:11 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by ggreg - 08-23-2011, 04:24 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-23-2011, 05:45 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by JacafamalaRedux - 08-23-2011, 07:59 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-23-2011, 10:26 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-23-2011, 10:36 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by aby - 08-23-2011, 11:24 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-23-2011, 11:28 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by aby - 08-23-2011, 11:48 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-24-2011, 07:25 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by Iolanthe - 08-24-2011, 08:06 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by ggreg - 08-24-2011, 08:38 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by Revixit - 08-24-2011, 09:48 AM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-24-2011, 02:51 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Iolanthe - 08-24-2011, 03:10 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Iolanthe - 08-24-2011, 03:29 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by trident59 - 08-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by Mithrandylan - 08-24-2011, 05:48 PM
Re: Headcoverings - by newyorkcatholic - 08-24-2011, 09:39 PM



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