I have a question for you.
What do you love to sew and what do you hate to sew?
Even the most obsessive sewers among us have these feelings.
I know I do.
For instance I love to sew knits and outwear. I sew pants because I can, but I hate, hate any kind of home decor sewing. I just lose sight of where the edges are on those massive yardages. Sleeves I can recognize.
I have also decided bra-making leaves me cold.I can buy in 5 minutes something that fits me just fine for the same price it would take me to make one. And those pieces are awfully small and fussy. Case closed.
I think that the www makes the question of what you really love to sew and don't even more pertinent.
It is so easy to see pictures of things other, some seemingly continuously productive, sewers churn out and think, gee I should make that.
I have learned to be alert to the moments when "should" crosses my mind. Life provides me with enough shoulds already.
More and more, and this might in fact be my sewing resolution, I want to sew only the things that I am just dying to make.
No have tos.
No working my way through a to-do list.
Now over to you, what do you really enjoy sewing and where is your own personal line for feeling you have crossed into sewing drudgery territory?
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon