I have a secret.
I HATE IRONING.
There, I said it. I hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it. Granted, I am forced to do it from time to time depending upon the project I am working on. But I will avoid it at all costs. Even though I know it will make my project look one million times better. I will drag my feet, moaning the whole way to the ironing board. I think it has something to do with my chores as a kid growing up, I was in charge of the ironing. And the ironing pile never got any smaller. It was always half way up the wall (we were a family of 6), and it felt like I could spend all of Saturday morning ironing and never make a dent in it. I hate ironing. I think you get the point – lol. Anyway, I was laughing about this with some friends, because really – when ironing is such a huge part of sewing it is kind of comical. When I asked them…
What are some of your sewing confessions?
“I use whatever happens to be handy as pattern weights. Usually that means the tape dispenser and my cell phone, but I’ve also used wine glasses, coffee cups or other sewing tools to do the job. And PS – there is often win or coffee IN this cups when I am doing it!” – Jennifer, A Jennuine Life
“When it comes to sewing, the actual sewing is my least favorite part. I love thinking about different designs, choosing fabric and patterns, and I love cutting into fabric. Then I just want to snap my fingers and have tiny little elves finish it for me.” – Olga, Kid Approved
“All my personal use fabric is tossed into two big bins. I literally have to go digging to find what I need.” – Tasha, Glitter + Wit
“Hemming is my nemesis and I never make muslins… Seriously I just almost ruined a piece of nani iro because of my blind confidence that things will work out in the end – hehehe!” – Inês, La Folie
“I’m a lazy seam finisher. I usually just do a zig zag stitch to finish my seams. That’s actually one of my sewing resolutions this year. To start using more professional seam finishes.” – Stacey, Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Craft
“I hardly pin pieces together: I use my fingers and pull slightly so that when I reach the end, one piece is not longer than the other.” – An, Straightgrain
“My King Long sized storage bed is full to the brim with… fabric. I am a fabric hoarder, yes. I can’t resist a good fabric bargain and I literally sleep on top of it. I feel like the Princess and the Pea.” – Sara, Made by Sara
“I recently cleaned out and donated a bunch of my kids toys and filled the clean bins with excess fabric. Hey, it’s a shared space situation around here, you’ve got to grab it while you can!” – Erin, Our Family four
“I keep every tiny scrap of fabric. I feel so bad tossing any because its so pretty, and I just might need it one day.” – Palak, Make it Handmade
“I HATE cutting things out. It gives me anxiety if the fabric isn’t perfectly on grain, and I spend way too much time stretching the fabric to get it back on, lol. Weirdo!” – Abby, Sew Much Ado
“I cut for the first time a fabric on fold a couple of months ago. I usually would cut one side and then mirror the pattern to cut the other side. I knew this wasn’t the proper way of doing it, but I couldn’t help myself!” – Marta, do guincho
“I confess…. I never use notches.” – Hayley, Welcome to the Mouse House
“Sometimes I’m too excited to start a project to pre-wash the fabric.” – Renee, Nearest the Pin
And there you have it! You are not alone. You want one last confessions from me?
Up until recently, I never changed the color of my serger thread. It was all white, all the time. Just saying.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope this made you laugh! Until next time…