Monday, December 17, 2007

Sewing in the 21 Century

Check out this new and very cool technology by Bernina. Sewing has come a long way baby!!

Monday, December 03, 2007


Murphy's Law of Sewing

It never fails that anything that can go wrong will inevitably happen when you are sewing late at night, on a project that is not yours! This reminds me of Murphy's Law of Sewing. At one time or another I have experienced all of these and you probably have too! Talk back to us! Leave a comment or email us about your Murphy's Law of Sewing moment(s).

Murphy's Laws of Sewing

  • Fusible interfacings always fuse to the iron.
  • The serger only eats the customer's garment.
  • If you need 6 buttons, you will find 5 in your button box.
  • The seam you meant to rip out is invariably the other one.
  • When you are in a hurry, the needle eye is always too small.
  • The fabric you forgot to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.
  • The pattern you wanted to make again will have one key piece missing.
  • If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins--with the cover off.
  • When the construction process is going well, the bobbin thread runs out.
  • The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.
  • Your lost needle will be found by your son, husband or brother-in-law while walking around barefoot.
  • Facings tend to be sewn to the wrong side. (Opposite sides attract.)
  • Collar points don't match and you've trimmed all the seams.
  • The iron never scorches the garment until its final pressing
  • Pants seams always rip where they are the most noticeable.
  • The steam iron only burps rusty water on light silk fabric.
  • The sewing machine light usually burns out on Sunday.
  • Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
  • Gathering threads always break in the middle.
  • The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.

I also have a great tip to share with you. I have several bobbins, well actually all of my bobbins are partially filled with thread that is never the color I need to match the project that I am working on. While working on a muslin I decided to use my partially filled bobbins and found that was a great way to empty them and make good use of the thread. Since it is just a muslin the threads do not have to match the fabric.