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Posted on: 8/3/09 2:20 AM
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When you have some time (a good amount is at least 2.5 or 3 hours), cut and mark (ONLY) easy "needables". Needables being a pair of shorts, capri's or any easy whatever. Mark them and put them in a pile in your room or sewing area. Your pile should be 6 garments/items or less! (I have 6 ready to go.) Now, when you have some time to kill, sit and sew what is cut out and ready. You will actually be sewing with the "Icky part already behind you!" . Remember to cut and mark ONLY things that you crave. Make sure the pattern is easy or fast and use a GREAT fabric. Theses important elements will keep your "mojo" high and the pile will disappear. You will have so many new things to wear not to mention feeling great because of your accomplishments.

When I have to "kill a cut pile" I won't fabric or pattern shop until the pile is gone - thus eliminating a MAJOR distraction.

For those convoluted patterns, cut, mark and work on those all at once - it's the only way to get em done. (LOL!) Good luck!

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gogojassie said... (11/20/11 1:33 PM) Reply
It's inspiring to read great advice on how to sew more garments. Thanks
MaddyGranMa said... (8/8/09 10:15 AM) Reply
I think that this is a great idea! I find that I spend gobs of time shopping for patterns ( my favorite ) when I have patterns that are lying unused by my sewing machine! Thanks!
marycds said... (8/5/09 3:38 PM) Reply
Let me add that it is good to cut out a bunch of stuff that will take the same thread, especially serger thread. Sometimes all the machine set up is another part that hinders me.
Rebecca Szetela said... (8/4/09 7:30 AM) Reply
This is a great idea! A nice way to organize your sewing needs. Thanks for your posting!
Winifred said... (8/3/09 6:54 PM) Reply
Good idea - sounds like there's hope for me at last !!
NanJones said... (8/3/09 2:34 PM) Reply
I totally agree, with one exception, cut some stuff that has to be done, but has no hurry about it. Just two or three weeks ago I cut 4 or 5 things out and was done with them before I knew what happened. And I did enjoy wearing my new things.
mhk3boys said... (8/3/09 9:25 AM) Reply
I will have to try this!
petro said... (8/3/09 5:13 AM) Reply
This does sound like a good idea!
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