Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Weird ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Weird
I don't hate cutting out fabric any more
kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
UT USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2566
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 4 members like this.
Date: 12/31/12 12:36 PM

I have always described myself as someone who dislikes the process of laying out the pattern and cutting fabric, and loves the sewing and the rest of it. While working on a project a few weeks ago, I realized that wasn't true any more; I enjoyed and was interested in cutting out the fabric! Not sure what changed; I think possibly it's more interesting now that I take time to do the pattern layout thoughtfully (not following the recommended layout so slavishly, but figuring out better ways to do it), and I also am now interested in the fabric itself (grain, etc), as well as modifying pattern pieces, and so on. Anyway, it's a good change, perhaps I have discovered the "zen of cutting fabric" for myself.

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

Sherril Miller
starstarstarstar
Sherril Miller  Friend of PR
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7478

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 4 members like this.
Date: 12/31/12 1:02 PM

Oh good. I have a few things I want to make but need someone to cut them out for me. Do you think So. Calif. is too far for that little joy?

------
Visit my blog at http://sewingsaga.blogspot.com

If it's worth sewing, it's worth sewing well;
and if it's worth sewing well, it's worth FITTING FIRST! - TSL

Kathi R
star
Kathi R  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 2/28/05
Posts: 2096
PR Weekend Volunteer

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 12/31/12 1:02 PM

Timing is everything, I was just thinking the same thing. Cutting used to be drudge work for me. After planning my cutting sessions around my favorite NPR shows and cutting some fussy projects where I was very careful with how a motif would fall on the finished garment I'm finding that it just isn't that much of a chore. Maybe we are reaching sewing adulthood ... I remember that as a teenager I hated doing laundry but now it is just not a big deal.

------
2012 : starting stash 386, net additions 206, used 164, ending stash 428...I'm never going to get in front of this pile of fabric!

Sherril Miller
starstarstarstar
Sherril Miller  Friend of PR
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7478

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

Date: 12/31/12 1:05 PM

Oh good, Kathi. There is hope for me. I don't mind laundry either.

------
Visit my blog at http://sewingsaga.blogspot.com

If it's worth sewing, it's worth sewing well;
and if it's worth sewing well, it's worth FITTING FIRST! - TSL

kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
UT USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2566
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Sherril Miller <<


Date: 12/31/12 1:16 PM

Quote: Sherril Miller
need someone to cut them out for me. Do you think So. Calif. is too far for that little joy?

Hmm; maybe we could work a trade? A little vaca in So Cal for me while I cut out a few patterns?

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Kathi R <<


Date: 12/31/12 1:40 PM

Quote: Kathi R
Maybe we are reaching sewing adulthood ...

Hey, maybe it really IS sewing adulthood!

I used to want to get it all done in one day. I tell you, I do not know HOW I changed, but I did with the advantage that I will now tackle longer projects (a quilt) and higher quality sewing (tailored jackets).

Good for us!

j.

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2206
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/1/13 7:04 AM

I enrolled in Sarah V's Drapey Fabric class. Finally I discovered my inner zen. I hated cutting. I have a stash and patterns and dreams. Her class made me dig deep inside. I'ld like to beleive I am transformed. At least I am not putting off cutting like I used to. I am finding even a bit of pleasure that I have accomplished cutting something that is ready for sewing.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

jadamo00
star
jadamo00
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 3/13/06
Posts: 1264
Login to reply to this post

In reply to SandiMacD <<


Date: 1/1/13 7:12 AM

Quote: SandiMacD
Finally I discovered my inner zen. I hated cutting. ...dig deep inside. I'ld like to beleive I am transformed.

I tell you, it IS the zen of sewing. The resistance to doing certain tasks need not be condemned, but it would be useful to examine and consider "nudging". Luckily for us, sewing entails a number of completely different steps, which keeps the whole work interesting. Let's try to enjoy all of it.

(Even fitting. Yeech!)

juliette2
star
juliette2
AUSTRALIA
Member since 6/18/03
Posts: 1119
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/1/13 7:54 AM

I used to hate cutting, fusing interfacings, and pressing yardage.

As I have learned more about fabric and sewing, my attitude has changed. I now enjoy fusing because it changes the nature and behaviour of the fabric -- it is part of engineering the fabric into a garment. I am beginning to find cutting interesting because of the grain issues and placement of motifs. And pressing yardage? Well, it's still boring, but it's essential so I listen to an audiobook and press steadily over the fabric.

It is a kind of sewing adulthood. These are big changes in my attitude and they have happened because of my increasing skill and knowledge.

I really enjoy handstitching and even basting!

------
It's a custom-made designer original. I made it myself.

lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
MT USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 1534
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/1/13 8:06 AM

I've found that having a proper cutting table has made all the difference for me. Now I have the space to lay out fabrics without having them slide off the side. And I can cut now for a period of time without having my back hurt so much. And having the grippy silicone dots on the backs of all my rulers has been a huge help...no more slipping as I get to the end of the cut!

------
Linda

Bernina 830LE
Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000
Bernina B530
Janome 6600P
Pfaff 1209
Babylock Evolution
Janome 644D

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Weird

Merchants on PR
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Sewn Square One
Patterns for Your Style.
Web site
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Online Sewing Classes
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Other 0000
photo
Review by Sharon1952 on 9/27/12
Read Review

Simplicity 2054 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
Simplicity 2054 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 8921 Pattern ( Size 6-8-10-12-14 )
Vogue 8921 Pattern ( Size 6-8-10-12-14 )

Details
Price: $25.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 5398
photo
Review by JDpenelope on 12/1/05
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Bubble Shorts Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Bubble Shorts Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Classic Ringer Tee Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )
Peek-A Boo Classic Ringer Tee Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Tosca Dress
Sewing Workshop Tosca Dress

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Haiku Two Pattern
Sewing Workshop Haiku Two Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN