What else can I say? You’ve done it all.
Hopefully, with the Introduction to Sewing and Intermediate Sewing Techniques courses, you’ll feel like the master of that sewing machine. If it ever starts giving you trouble… you know where the power switch is. Yes, that’s a threat!
And maybe I’ve mislead you to think that this is a technical lesson, when in reality, it’s more of a motivational lesson. See, once you have the skills, you’re the boss. Nobody else can tell you exactly how to do something. Truthfully, there are more ways than the ones I’ve presented in these e-courses for doing each technique. From now on, it’s okay to break the “rules” a little. It’s okay to venture away from an exact pattern, or to try to make a pattern of your own.
Are you perfect? Probably not. At least I know that I still make errors, almost daily. A lot of times, those mistakes will actually improve your end product, because it will let you think creatively. Problem solve. Each of these, for example, are projects that had a different vision at first, then ended up BETTER after I put a little sweat into it.
And other times a fail is just a plain fail. So, it doesn’t work. Big deal. Lesson learned and you move on.
Now, as for the quality of the work you put out, that might just depend on what it’s use is. My rule of thumb is simply this:
If it’s for me or my kids, I take short cuts, and only focus on what will be seen.
If it’s for someone else, I take time, and make sure that everything is done right, inside and out.
Shows you what an awesome mom I am. But can you tell?
Hopefully not. This little theory has saved me hours and hours of my life. It lets me spend more time with my kids, and more time for dinner prep- which I need desperately. And, in cutting corners on my own projects, I open up a few more minutes here and there to ensure quality when I’m sewing for someone else.
Man, someone should write one of these to encourage me in the kitchen. I need it.
I think I’m procrastinating finishing this e-course, and I don’t really know why. I’m one of those annoying people who dances around hanging up the phone, because I don’t know how to abruptly say goodbye. I guess all I really need to say is that sewing will change your life. It’s a stress reliever (once it’s no longer a stress inducer), and it’s a skill of self-reliance. Keep sewing…