Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sewing rules

I have few rules when it comes to sewing. That helps me keep sewing as a fun hobby I enjoy. I am fortunate that I was able to blog for a local company, but the constant ideas and projects for their blog took a lot out of me. I am happy to say I am rogue again! Here are the rules I follow:

1. Sewing is fun, sew things that make you happy.
2. Edit in your head your projects and decide if they will really get worn.
3. Three strikes you are out. If I make three mistakes during a sewing session I stop what I am doing and walk away. I tend to do well thinking about projects and coming back to them rather than trudging through something I haven't quite figured out.
4. Dummy Clause: If a mistake is made that was so simple a monkey would have done it right, it is time to walk away for a bit.

Case in point. On my Darling Ranges dress I set both sleeves in perfectly and serged the edges then hemmed and inserted the elastic. I tried it on to check the fit and realized I had sewn the sleeve on the right on upside down. That activated the Dummy Clause. Otherwise it is looking pretty good!

Do you have self made sewing rules?


  1. Perhaps you could wear it with that arm in the air, sort of Statue of Liberty style? heheheh

    1. I think you're right, that's not a's a design element!

  2. Don't sew if I'm tired! That's my biggest rule (and I do sometimes break it, with terrible results)! I ALWAYS make a dumb mistake when I'm tired.