|I posted this on the message board thread for couch sewers unite and thought I would share it here. Someone had posted that they dreaded doing the prep work of cutting out patterns because it is so time-consuming. What I do is put a pattern in a 30 gallon ziploc bag with a pair of paper scissors and then throw it in the car or my tote bag. Then when I am waiting at the doctor's office, held up in traffic gridlock, waiting to pick my niece up from a school event then I work on cutting out the pattern, or taking a break at a rest area during a long drive I work on cutting the pattern out. Having the ziploc bag means you can roll the pattern up loosely (because this process goes in stages) and put it back in the bag, zip it shut and go on your way.
Yes, you will get a few stares but generally if people comment I have found it is positive and they always want to know what I'm working on. Sometimes they catch the "sewing fever" and say they are going to go home and try it.