So, we often talk about why we love sewing. But let's have a break from all that positivity and sunshine and get negative for a minute. So here's my list. Top ten things I hate about sewing!
1. Lining things. Making linings is boring, let's face it. No one will ever see it, the materials are slippery and hard to work with, and it's just a big, boring hurdle to face before you can put on your lovely finished product.
2. Scraps. My sewing room is turning into a scrap landfill! (Read more thoughts about scraps here.)
3. Constant scheming and obsessing. I have an obsessive mind, so I pretty much think about sewing in all my free (and not free) time. My internal monologue can start to sound like a broken record, which is really annoying.
4. Pins. Why do they end up everywhere except in my pin cushion?
5. Ironing. Self-explanatory. Ironing is boring.
6. Hemming. Hemming is a constant source of anxiety for me. I'm always worried about how it's going to turn out: will it be straight, will it be invisible? Arrrgggh.
7. Sewing brings out my indecisiveness. Which pattern? Which fabric? I don't know! Let's obsess about it for days on end! (See number 3: constant scheming and obsessing.)
8. Finishing seam allowances. Wouldn't it be nice if fabric didn't ravel?
9. Hand Sewing. Actually, I just hate it when my thread tangles and knots. Which is all the time.
10. And finally, the top thing I hate about sewing is . . . when I can't find time to sew. Because then I can't do what I love. What a second, am I being positive here? Crap.
Your turn! What do you hate about sewing?