October 18, 2019
With Halloween just around the corner, the season of making
is close behind. I’ll give you some tips on getting ready.
I recently spent more time looking for items in my sewing
room than it would have taken to complete the task at hand. Plus, I found
something I’ve been looking for since spring.
Here is what I do, ideally starting much earlier than
October, to get ready for holiday sewing and embroidery.
Clean Out Your Sewing
If it doesn’t belong there or bring you creative joy, get rid of it.
If necessary, empty the room and put everything away as you go through the excess.
If you run out of time, throw like items in boxes or plastic totes. At least they will be located together and not strewn throughout.
Get all of your stabilizers in one spot.
should have their own home.
I separate and label
my Christmas and other fabrics.
Do you have enough batting on hand?
Don’t forget about scraps. Even scraps of
stabilizer and batting come in handy in a pinch.
Take Inventory of
Wind Lots of Bobbins
Have a couple of spare minutes? Wind
or two. Better to do that now than have to stop and wind them when
you are in the middle of a project.
Cut Stabilizers (and
other pieces) Ahead of Time
If you know what projects you would like to
make, you know what hoop you will use. Cut the stabilizer to size for each
project. While you are at it, do the same for your fabrics. That means saved
time. You will also have more room to work because the stabilizers, fabrics,
and batting will not be cluttering up your creative space.
How do you get ready for holiday sewing?