Hey guys! I’m so frustrated today. I just realised I can’t sew anymore!
It’s been a while that everything I try to do turns out to be dissaster, but today I can’t stand it anymore. The truth is that I’ve been avoiding to start any project, cause I have to study and since I prefer sewing I would spend all my free time, which isn’t much at all, to sewing and not studying. But even so what ever I tried making something it didn’t work out. Today I tried heming a pair of pants, I used 3 different methods and at the end it kept looking so bad. A five year old would have made it better. I used the invisible stich of my sewing machine and it was anything but invisible. The thread tension was at the least tension point and you could still clearly see the “invisible” stiches all over the hem. I unstiched it and I’ll try heming it by hand later.
I also tried making a beret as a gift for a friend and it;s rediculous. I bought the wrong fabric and not as much as I should have…
I hope this won’t last forever and I hope it’s only cause I’m anxious to study and get rid of that paper I have to do, and I kind of want things to happen fast. I hope it won’t cause I have a huge stash of fabrics and so many ideas….

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    Mar 21, 2010, 04.56 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    it just sounds like stress and frustration. relax, get what you have to do out of the way, and then try again. usually sewing is easier for me if i dont have other things on my mind.

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    Mar 21, 2010, 06.51 PMby mlssfshn

    TOTALLY AGREE! I can’t sew if my house isn’t clean I feel like I should be cleaning instead of sewing.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 03.14 AMby aceydoubleyou

    I relate to the anxiety about studying, as I’m in college at the moment, too. For me, when I try to rush projects they generally don’t go well, even when they are simple ones… when I have hours to do something, and/or I am only aiming to accomplish a small bit in a certain amount of time, they tend to go much easier. Additionally, sewing for others can be tricky if you don’t do it often, so don’t be too upset about the botched beret. When you are able to get to that huge stash, just take your time with your work, and it will probably make a big difference.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 06.39 AMby gatonju

    Hang in there! I just finished law school and used to suffer from the same thing. You want to feel like you have some free time, but truth is… its better to get the studying and papers done first, then if you have time sew. Things will turn out much better that way. Let sewing be your big reward for holidays and other breaks. Also, just remember this college business/grad school, etc… is for a small season in life. You’ll have more time than you know what to do with later on.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 06.59 AMby bohemiannow

    Thank you so much for the moral support, I really needed that! Btw Gatanju I’ve finshed law school too, and now I have to make the final paper for my post graduate diploma in labour law. I’m way behind scedule…

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    May 6, 2010, 12.57 AMby vintagerouge

    When I’ve completed a big, hairy project I like to knock out a super easy project or two so that I’ll feel more relaxed about sewing again. Or I’ll straighten up my studio. :)

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      May 8, 2010, 01.57 PMby bohemiannow

      what’s a hairy project???

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    May 7, 2010, 08.23 AMby wishofhappiness

    just relax, all you need is a refresher! maybe do some basic stitches on scrpas or practice hemming. remember: relax!

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    May 8, 2010, 03.41 PMby vintagerouge

    Bohemiannow, by a “hairy project” i mean one of those that just takes hours and hours of very intricate work or is a difficult fabric to work with, something like that!

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      May 8, 2010, 11.24 PMby katexxxxxx

      Combination of fur fabric and sequins maybe? ;)

      Hairy project this month: big Victorian gown! Miles of edges done with ribbon… Skirt in 3 tiers.

      And a hat!

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