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Sevi’s Fab 5 Sewing Tips

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It’s inevitable! Throughout my sewing journey, I don’t think there is one project that I have created that is perfect. In fact, I don’t think I will ever have a perfect project. Sometimes points don’t match up, while other times I completely skip a step, and often sew an entire row on backwards! Even with the imperfections, most of the time I am the person who is pointing out all the mistakes that I made. Don’t sweat the small stuff!

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If you don’t find the perfect method of cutting fabric, you will do either one of two things:

  • Hate it to the point of just wanting to slit your own wrists (with your rotary cutter) in sheer agony
  • Waste so much fabric while cutting wrong, your bank account starts to suffer

That is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy (and I have quite a few enemies). It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally managed to settle in with the TrueCut Rotary Cutting System. Lifesaver, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy fabric cutting.

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The internet never ceases to amaze me. At the Dallas Quilt Show, I saw numerous patterns that I thought were awesome and worth giving a shot. Then I saw the prices, $5, $8, and $10.99 – and I couldn’t justify it. Not when I have the internet with all the amazing quilters willing to share free patterns. Sewing projects span all corners of the internet from websites dedicated to sewing only. Then we have our favorite timewaster, Pinterest, where sewers around the world share different projects.

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Questions are important to continue building your skill.  Since I first started sewing 3 years ago, I continue to ask questions about everything: techniques, fabrics, tools, etc. Remember that no question is a stupid questions. It’s ok to want to know everything! Join groups online and get to know others. My group of choice is Sew Modern Chicks Dallas, which consists of a group of diverse women who are talented in a variety of different sewing capacities. From beginners to experts, we are all there to help each other out!

photo 5I am a quilter. I enjoy the end results of piecing together a blanket that someone will cherish for years on end (if I’m lucky).  I cannot make clothing to save my life, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. Sewing is about branching out and trying different things, but its always nice to go back to your roots.

There you have it, Sevi’s fab 5 sewing tips! Ever been interested in sewing? Ask me how, I am more than willing to answer any and all questions to the best of my ability.

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