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Home : Feed Your Spirit : Your Life, Better
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10 Life Lessons Learned from Sewing

Written by Darlene Collins Grant

The lessons you can learn from your sewing mistakes can be applied to many areas of life.  If you know how to sew, you'll recognize these ten lessons.  If you don't, we're happy to share them with you.


1
Celebrate your unique features.

Make the garment fit you.


2
Life is unpredictable.

Buy extra fabric. Better to have a little extra than to fall short.


3
Prepare before you begin.

"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse." Matthew 9:16
Always preshrink your fabric.


4
Measure first.

Pants can become shorts if you're not careful. Measure before you cut and then measure again.


5
Mistakes happen.

Don't pull your hair out. Pull your seam out. You can fix it and move on or start over.


6
The inside is just as important.

The outside may look complete, but unfinished seams will unravel in time.


7
Choose the best direction.

Making deliberate and well-thought-out decisions will give you the best end results.


8
Get down to basics.

Sometimes simple is best.


9
Tie up loose ends.

Get rid of loose threads. They only distract you.


10
Made with love.

Ignore the imperfections, you love it because you made it.

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