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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > What part of sewing do you detest? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Date: 12/27/11 7:22 PM

For me, it is cutting fabric. It seems so tedious when I want to get to the "good stuff"!

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Date: 12/27/11 7:32 PM

For me - hands down it is tracing. I only do it if I *absolutely* have to, but I hate it. I don't mind cutting out - or any other step. And I even love hand sewing - but I have a major block on tracing - ugh. Those patterns on heavy paper aren't too bad to trace (like the Jalie I just did), but tracing tissue patterns is horrid.

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Date: 12/27/11 7:39 PM

I'm with fourkid on tracing my patterns! But I do it, to preserve the original pattern tissue; and to have a pattern piece I can make alterations with more easily.

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Date: 12/27/11 8:04 PM

Cutting out the fabric, then the end bits that I know my machine will hate- waist bands, belt loops and buttonholes in winter pants, that sort of stuff.

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Date: 12/27/11 8:27 PM

I hate to apply fusible interfacing. My sewing room is upstairs and the ironing board is downstairs. I find choosing the interfacing confusing, cutting it out difficult (shouldn't t be smaller?), fusing it tedious. I also get confused about which part of the collar to interface.

I should take that class being offered.

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Date: 12/27/11 8:33 PM

Hands down, fitting. Takes way too long. And after that, taking out what I messed up.

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Date: 12/27/11 9:02 PM

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I should take that class being offered.

I took that class about 2 years ago! Sarah Veblan is a great on-line instructor - and I learned so much about interfacing - the samples helped too. The only bad part is that none of my samples were from Fashion Sewing Supply (NAYY) and I like theirs best. I do think this was the best class I ever took and removed so much mystery about interfacing for me.

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Date: 12/27/11 9:02 PM

Double post - sorry
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Date: 12/27/11 9:38 PM

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What part of sewing do you detest?

When ''it'' hits me. You know, that part of sewing when you're sitting at your machine and the following occurs:
a) You begin to wonder if you will finish within a reasonable amount of time or
b) You do something you know you shouldn't have or
c) You become so bored, when you started out so ''gung-ho'' that you're about to cry or
d) You feel so insecure for working on this item.

I can set my frame of mind for the right mood for tracing and cutting out, although it takes work, but the upper four are lethal....

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Date: 12/27/11 9:53 PM

It seems odd after so many years experience, but I hate, hate, hate(!) the laying out and cutting. Probably as a result of this loathing, this is the part that seems to take the longest for me.

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