I need to actually cut fabric. I’ve been avoiding it. I have the kitchen curtains to make. Remember this?
and I have linen tablecloths to cut up/sew for the bedspread.
Like I said, I’ve been avoiding it.
I’m not a great seamstress first of all. Secondly, almost never do my crafty “great ideas” work the first time, the way I expect them to. Usually I can kludge something together, eventually, but they almost never work the first time, as planned.
It occurred to me not too long ago that I have the large masking paper. I could make full-size patterns, and I think I will. But I’m still worried about cutting the stuff up. I always seem to forget things, like seam allowance or hems. Or I think something will work and I just don’t have the skill required.
This has been true since the apron I struggled with making in junior high and the clothing class I took in high school. I was always making clothes for my “baby sister,”* because by the time I got the seams straight, the patterns to match, etc. the piece was at least 2 sizes smaller than when I started.
(*I don’t have one!)
In other words, I don’t do well with fabric!
I know someone who sews for money, makes $ selling fabric things on etsy. I could ask her for help I guess? Dunno. I have ONE shot at this. If I mess it up by cutting the fabric wrong, it is almost unfixable.
One more time: