2. Thimble– Lawddddd, when I say there is no pain worse than piercing your finger in the same spot over and over again believe me! I used to think the thimble was for little old ladies and boy was I WRONG. Although there is nothing wrong with little old ladies, I quickly learned the beauty of not getting blood all over my projects is the key to success. *DJ Khaled voice* This is definitely a tiny investment that pays off.
Everyone has a flow or an artistic process when creating. When I sit down to sew, I could easily be at my machine from what might start as an hour to an entire day. It’s important for me to be comfortable, of course I won’t die without these items but they definitely help.
Here are my sewing must-have’s:
1. Seam Ripper– My seam ripper and I have a love-hate relationship. I suppose there is a bigger lesson to be learned because I absolutely hate to go back on my commitments. When I sew I commit to every stitch I make and it can be quite the disappointment when I have to pull something apart. I try my hardest to pay attention to what I’m doing but on that rare occasion I’ve sewn the wrong pieces together, or some other wacky mistake I’m glad I have my seam ripper to bail me out.
3. Baby Screwdriver– Every new so machine comes with a mini care kit; PROTECT IT WITH YOUR LIFE. Seriously, you never know when you have to pull your entire machine apart to fix something or shut down the dust bunny meeting taking place inside. If you’re new to sewing, many things will be trial and error and when there’s trial, error and oh crap, you’ll be ready.
4. Netflix/Hulu– Let’s be real here, sitting at a sewing machine for hours on end can get pretty mind-numbing. Instead of Netflix and chill, I Netflix and so my butt off. When I’m not show binging on Netflix I like to watch current shows on Hulu, Grey’s Anatomy, South Park and General Hospital are my top faves.
5. Patience– Pray for me. It’s the only thing that keeps my sewing machine from flying out of the window. I am a work in progress with learning to keep cool calm and collected when I’m creating but I’m working on it. It’s important to know when to take a deep breath and keep going and when to give it a break, I find that tea helps this process along 🙂
What are your creative process must-have’s?