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« Reply #190 on: November 02, 2009 03:48:24 PM »

i have a terrible habbit of pulling pins out of my fabric and just laying them down, instead of putting them back in a pincushion. and when i sew in my family room i accidently leave pins all over the carpet! well, i'm quite used to stepping on them by now and it doesn't really bother me, BUT my poor room mates feet keep getting stabbed  Undecided woops!
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« Reply #191 on: November 19, 2009 11:36:15 PM »

Getting stuff 1/2 done, then setting it aside.
Buying more fabric for one certain pattern ... and not sewing it
Forgetting what I bought that 5 meters of denim for (Any ideas?)
Taking money for making newsboys, then taking 2 weeks to get it done.
Forgetting what I bought that white soft fabric for (Was it a nightgown, or a shirt? Maybe a poets shirt? Why'd I wrap 7 black buttons in with it?)
Collecting patterns for ... er ... someday
Buying another 5 meters of denim for ... what was it again?
going on Craftster when I ought be sewing ...  Cheesy

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« Reply #192 on: November 20, 2009 05:44:11 AM »

i could never really conform to "proper" sewing, so i do whatever feels right in the moment.  here are some of my (not so) shining examples:

biting thread to cut it, if no scissors present (or just in the other room and i'm too lazy to get them)

i, too, start too many projects and/or dream up projects that are too big for the time frame i have to finish them in

my craft supplies are currently strewn all over the floor of my closet b/c i don't provide ample storage

i don't know the names of any stitches i use...the truth is they are probably not even recognized stitches, but the hold the fabric together! 

i never knot correctly.

i prefer hand-stitching to my machine b/c it's more personal, but also hinders me finishing a project in any amount of time.

and i must say, for the record, that i don't feel any of this is "bad."  figuring out how to do it is part of the creativeness i crave when working on projects.  using a machine often feels like it's too fast and doesn't give me time to allow the project to develop.


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« Reply #193 on: November 29, 2009 07:58:56 AM »

I can be impatient sometimes and rush through my projects.
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« Reply #194 on: December 04, 2009 03:54:45 PM »

Forgetting what I bought that 5 meters of denim for (Any ideas?)

Blue jeans for Big Bird?  Seriously I have no idea, but I know I've done the same thing before, maybe not with denim but definitely with other fabrics...

And then I've afraid to use it cause someday i might remember what it was actually for.

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« Reply #195 on: December 14, 2009 07:31:01 AM »

i have a terrible habbit of pulling pins out of my fabric and just laying them down, instead of putting them back in a pincushion.

Me too Cheesy The first thing I actually finished was a pincushion, but so far I've never used it.

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« Reply #196 on: December 14, 2009 07:55:45 AM »

I'm pretty terrible when it comes to patience for sewing either I get bored or frustrated and that usually means extra work sorting it out. I also usually make a mess, I'll clean up before I start but by the time I'm finished it takes forever to clean up and then I feel compelled to make another thing. I'm quite terrible also with remembering where my sewing equipment/fabric is, I can usually lose a pair of scissors within 10 minutes and a needle with 5. Finally in my head I'll usually have about 6 or 7 projects worked out, I'll buy the material and extras for it but usually it'll remain sadly in the recesses of my brain. I think it is fair to say I am a scatterbrain.
« Reply #197 on: December 15, 2009 12:37:36 PM »

I start to hunch over my work as I sew and sooner or later i'm parallel to the floor D=< it really kills my back&neck =(

Cutting out my fabric for a project....and then never doing anything further.

Never ever doing pleats....and always wanting to. I had a skirt almost all the way finished I just had to pleat it for it to be in one whole piece D=<

I'll thread my needle and then lose it. or I'll just get finished sewing something up and cut the thread and lose my needle. I'm sure that there are at least two sewing needles in every mattress I've ever owned.

Never estimating correctly how much thread I'm going to need, it's always too much or not enough.

When my clothes have reached that point where normal people would throw them out....I put them in the fabric bin.

When people say "I'm throwing out some old clothes...do you want to take any?" I look through it all and take half of it...if I won't wear it...I'll take it for fabric =X

Buying things that I know I'm going to have to fix up. "Oh well this dress is a size 4 and I'm a size 2....I CAN FIX THAT!" oh sweet dear dress closet...why are you so full?

Doing projects for others and never finishing my own.

Hems. They don't exist in my world.

Planning projects that I decide will include a sewing machine, both of mine are broken.

Owning TWO broke sewing machines.

Planning to buy a third one instead of repairing the other two -.-;

Not yet owning a dress form. Taking things on and off repetitively is getting pretty tiresome...yet I will not make a dress form...or buy one.

Not using patterns.

Being hella cheap =)
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« Reply #198 on: December 16, 2009 07:47:27 AM »

 I have soooo many-

-being a perfectionist! I work full time running my own business-have a one year old and I am pregnant-and my husband works a ton-i.e. I should just do the best I can and be thankful to have two mins to sew. I will sit on projects for a long time-because they've become 'not perfect.' I made my little girl a ball-and it was finished with the exception of closing the last seam-which wouldn't be perfect-so it sat, 99% finished for months! Finally, she got to it and played with it-so finally I sewed up the last seam.

-not reading the directions

-buying 5x more fabric than I need.

-starting new projects before I have finished the old.
« Reply #199 on: January 03, 2010 11:35:00 PM »

Being too lazy to change the thread in my machine. I justify it by saying it provides "contrast".

Many more that others have mentioned---pins everywhere!, too many projects, spending too much $$ at the fabric store, too many craft related hobbies in general.
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