Last night I felt like quite the renegade. A wild woman sewing without rules or patterns.
Ok, so there are rules. Here are the top rules I’ve found when working with sewing projects:
- IRON, IRON, IRON. I know it’s hot, it’s annoying, it’s time consuming… but when I iron my pieces things come together MUCH better.
- slow and steady. Don’t rush, don’t try to rush. NO MATTER WHAT. Takes a lot more time to rip seams than to think it through the first time.
- think about the finished product. If you want to have beading, little details, decorative bits, etc… you may need to do those EARLY on – not at the end. This total opposite to my scrapbook work (where details go last) gets me.
The bottom line – a lot of paper skills convert to sewing. BUT! Sewing is it’s whole own hobby with rules, techniques, and learning. I’ve got a lot of learning to go.
Speaking of paper translating to fabric, I finally used the 1/2 yard of pretty fabric (it’s cosmo cricket – got it at equilter.com) I never have known what to do with. I made myself an apron! Just a very simple knee-length with 1 pocket – but fun and great for my sewing skills.