My 2018 Sewing Resolutions

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I may be a bit late to the resoultions party, and I’m sure many have already been bent and broken, but it’s that time of year again when I’m compelled to turn over a new leaf or two.

I’ve made the usual personal resolutions to do with health, finance, work, but here are my sewing resolutions for 2018.

  1. Learn to use my overlocker

I bought my overlocker in October 2016 and since then I’ve barely used it. I’ve been having loads of trouble getting the tension right the thought of having to rethread it is terrifying! There are plenty of online courses and, as I’m an overlocking novice, I think that may be the best way to go. If anyone can recommend a good e-course I’m all ears!


  1. Quality over Quantity

At the beginning of last year I was churning out clothes at an alarming rate. In 2018 I’m pledging to take my sweet time and go for quality over quantity. It’ll be hard for me because I’m so impatient. Once I get started the excitement of trying on the finished thing is enough to make me speed sew!

I can’t pretend that a small part of my mass production wasn’t about having plenty of makes to blog about- talk about putting the cart before the horse! It’s silly really because, although I love seeing what everyone else has made, some of my favourite blog posts to read are the ones that don’t feature a finished garment. I like the chatty posts about what people have been buying, what tools they like, courses they taken, or patterns they’re planning to try. So, expect more of that kinda thing here this year as I put an end to my one-sitting-sewing.


  1. Keeping it Clean

I’ve almost got my sewing room finished (just one more ikea trip required!) and I absolutely love working in a clean and tidy space. I think I’m more productive when my things are organised and my space is free of clutter. I know I’m very lucky to have a room especially for my sewing things so I want to treat it with respect. This year I’m vowing to clean up as I go so I don’t reach a point where everything is so messy that it needs a whole weekend dedicated to clearing it. Wish me luck!

I didn’t do a great job of following my 2017 resolutions, but this time I’m determined. I’m already doing a good job of slowing down my sewing- my current WIP has been on the go for weeks. Lets see if I can stick to the rest!


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