Sewing Project Checklist: Don’t Forget These Steps
I spend almost as much time prepping my sewing projects as I do sewing them.
Preparation is essential to successful sewing. Skipping preparation ends up costing me more time if I have to interrupt my flow or—even worse—undo work because I didn’t test thread tension, choose the appropriate topstitching thread, or practice using a particular presser foot.
Here are the steps I take before beginning any sewing project. I’ll be honest: I’m often tempted to skip a few these in my eagerness to get sewing and/or finish a project. When I do, however, I just as often regret it.
I’ve divided preparation into 10 top categories. Each includes questions I ask related to the category, along with my own experiences and tips.
When using a commercial pattern that’s new to me, I confirm I’ve traced and/or cut the correct size. I like to measure…
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