If you are full of sewing procrastination my remedy is to commit by cutting out. This is a devilishly brutal way of starting sewing projects but puts a stop to that 'saving-fabric-for-something special' scenario that happens to so many of us. I cut out in batches. Why?
|Maybe I am going to make a Christmas skirt. |
But if I cut it, I am definitely going to make a Christmas skirt.
- I am more committed to making the item once cut.
- I can make a mess all in one go and hoover once.
|Still messing around with the So Zo pants pattern. |
If I cut another pair and write down my modifications I might get there.
- If you share your sewing space with family, it is a good way to only disrupt everyone once in a while.
- I can squeeze in half hour/hour sewing sessions with it all in a bag rather than having to think if I can be bothered to clear everyone's stuff away just so I can get started.
|You can also see the range of things you make. Today I cut two long sleeved T-shirts for the girls, one Coco for me, a blouse for me, an experimental Christmas skirt and the ongoing modifications for my perfect knicker.|
- I can see what other notions I need to take a project to completion.
- I can cut out easy and tricky things then depending on what sewing I want to tackle, I have a sewing choice.
- I don't really like cutting out so it gets it all out of the way in one go.
Each project goes in bag with matching thread and a bobbin if I have it and any notions I can find in my cupboard: zips, interfacing, buttons etc. I make a mental note of anything I need to buy and pop it in the bag when I find it over the following weeks/months.
Hours of happy sewing all lined up in little bags - I can choose easy or hard, drafting or instructions, stretch or non stretch.
Thanks for stopping by to read a little about my making process.
Are you a cutter or a procrastinator?