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« Reply #200 on: January 06, 2010 05:55:44 PM »

I decide to make something, get all the pieces cut out and everything ready to go, then get caught up taking care of someone's emergency and forget my own project.

Adopting second "special needs" international baby, wanting cloth diapers to help cut expenses, will ===SWAP for cloth diapers===.
« Reply #201 on: January 09, 2010 10:16:43 AM »

Hrm....loads. but I'll start with the obvious ones that spring to mind:

- starting loads of project that I usually never finish
- forgetting to clean up my station
- not having enough fabric
- having too much fabric
- burning the stray threads with a lighter (I heard somewhere that it's useful!)
- losing loads of fabric pins
- sewing a bit of fabric onto my recent project...then having to start over. That one was REALLY bad.

That's all there is and there ain't no more....
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« Reply #202 on: January 24, 2010 09:01:28 PM »

Haha I can't believe how many of us have the same bad habits. And I thought I was the only one who:
Sews in their undies
Doesn't follow patterns all the way
Doesn't oil or clean their sewing machine
Doesn't change needles

Also, I've been so rushed to snip the loose threads, I have snipped the garment/purse/item instead!!
I am obsessive like some of you, I don't have WIPs, if I want to do a project, I will do it RIGHT THEN and finish it the same night, even if it takes hours and hours.
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« Reply #203 on: February 09, 2010 11:57:56 PM »

Surfing craftster when I should be finishing one of several projects Roll Eyes

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« Reply #204 on: February 10, 2010 11:24:18 AM »

1. Having too much fabric, but still not enough to match up the colours the way I want so I have to get EVEN MORE FABRIC.

2. Making everything with white thread because I'm too lazy to wind a bobbin for just one 5" seam of green.

3. Collecting tons of patterns for clothes even though I'm no where near advanced enough yet to make my own clothes.

4. Collecting books about sewing or "idea books" and getting too many ideas and not enough fabric to do them all.

5. Cutting out my fabric, deciding I hate the way it looks now and stuffing it back in my fabric box.
« Reply #205 on: February 10, 2010 04:50:32 PM »

-Skipping basting
-Skipping ironing
-Dropping pins all over the floor.
-Leaving scissors on the floor as well.

Those are my major ones.
« Reply #206 on: February 21, 2010 06:38:15 AM »

I throw cut thread on the floor, so it's always a mess around my sewing area!

Trying to sew the fabric of the universe with invisible thread is tricky.
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« Reply #207 on: February 21, 2010 03:20:44 PM »

Hehehe, I love this thread so much!

My bad habits:

 - Somehow creating this ENORMOUS mess within a 3-5 feet radius (I live in a smallish place so I can sorta see how it happens, but it's still a ridiculous mess that I have to climb over).
 - stabbing myself with a multiple of weapons, including needles and seam rippers. No scissor related accidents yet, thankfully!
 - putting pins in my mouth (but only ever briefly!)
 - wanting a whole ton of fabric even though I can't afford it Sad
 - I don't prewash fabrics.
 - hell no I don't iron. I CAN iron expertly but I choose not to. That and I don't even own one. I flatten my fabric with heavy books! edit, my sister bought me an iron so I can quilt.
 - I smoke while I sew. But not cigarettes, they're just manky Tongue
 - wanting to sew long into the night and beyond, when I should be getting sleepy instead.

 Hmm, I either have less bad habits than I thought or else I just can't think of any more!
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« Reply #208 on: March 01, 2010 11:38:41 AM »

 I'm new  to Crafster,but I already feel at home.  I see many of my bad habits here. It's nice to know I'm not alone. 
  I must add that I rip out seams with whatever is available that is sharp.  i.e. embriodery scissors,pins and needles. Actually the head of a pin works very well and does not snag the material.
  I hate to change the needle. I always use a universal in a middle size.  I figure as long as this works I don't have to change it.  Right?
  I hate to change thread and especialy bobbins.  Maybe we could invent a chameleon thread that automatically changes color
  I am also an underpants sewer too.  I will even plan what I am wearing so it will be easy to take off when I need to try on.

Thanks everyone I feel so much better now.  well off to Sew!
« Reply #209 on: March 27, 2010 04:13:00 PM »

Hand sewing in front of the PC screen and using the gel wrist relief pad as a pincushion Roll Eyes

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