logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Baptist
Florida
Cosmetics
Distance Learning
Reading


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Sewing Site

BellaOnline's Sewing Editor

g

Sewing Resolve for the New Year


For a sewist an end of year reflection will surely be on all those sewing UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects) or WIPs (Works in Progress), a current sewing organization assessment (How did this sewing area gets so untidy?) and a Sewing To-Do List (mending, refashion, sewing promises) that may comprise a New Year’s Sewing Resolve.

Sewing UFO’s – Consider the unfinished sewing project - is it weeks, months, or years old? If years old, donate it to the local thrift store or disassemble and add to the fabric scrap pile. It is ok to do so and don’t look back. If the UFO is only weeks, or months old, consider if it should still be a valued sewing WIP – work in progress, if so add to a To-Do List. If not, feel great – donate!

Sewing Room Organization – Perhaps the most difficult task of all. Remember Smokey the Bear’s catchphrase (Smokey is the poster icon for the U.S. Forest Service and the longest running public service message), “Remember, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.” Insert appropriate words such as disorganization or sewing chaos to replace Forest Fires and the message becomes clear. Using individual fabric storage boxes to corral wayward sewing notions, too small fabric scraps, thread spools, spooled ribbons, and sewing patterns goes a long way to providing organization. Fabric storage boxes or cubes can be made to fit into a bookcase for easy retrieval. They can also be purchased and come in a variety of colors. Great for organization.

Sewing To-Do List – Consider for the list -what needs minor mending (back pocket in men’s much worn jeans a likely candidate, buttons missing or loosening from shirts), refashioning projects (T-shirt turtleneck to crew neck, separating zipper to add to a lovely pullover sweater), and importantly what sewing promises to keep to myself (make a sewing machine or serger cover, sewing caddy for example) and keeping sewing promises to others.

Other sewing resolves to consider:

Compassionate sewing – children’s hospital nurseries always have a need for baby caps, nursing homes for lap quilts or walker caddies, homeless or outreach shelters for personal care items in a fabric roll-up or tote bag, animal rescues need pet blankets. Always call ahead to find out the need.

Tending to a growing or rapidly unmanageable personal fabric stash by consolidating by color, or season (holiday, fall, spring/summer) or fabric type (cottons/cotton blends, knits, denims, winter wools, silks/satins, flannels/fleece) for example, may perhaps be toward the top of many a sewer's to-do list.

The above mentioned are only suggestions since sewing as a crafting hobby, personal challenge or cottage business is as unique as the individual. The sewing possibilities for the new year are however endless.

Sewing Organization Ideas on Pinterest.com

Sewing Caddy Ideas also found on Pinterest.com

Sew happy, sew inspired.

Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Twitter Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Facebook Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to MySpace Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Del.icio.us Digg Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Yahoo My Web Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Google Bookmarks Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Stumbleupon Add Sewing+Resolve+for+the+New+Year to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Sewing Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2015 by Cheryl Ellex. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Cheryl Ellex. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Cheryl Ellex for details.

g


g features
Sewing as Practical Artistry

Spring and Summer Wreaths

More Spring Sewing Ideas

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor