Streamline

November 6, 2008 at 11:35 pm 3 comments

Sometimes I swear I’m the slowest seamstress in the world. It takes me all evening to finish one bag or apron. Each item I make is a detailed, lengthy process…but does it have to be? Or is it just me?

I’ve been trying to figure out how to streamline and speed up my sewing process, and the only thing I can think of is to cut three, four or even five bags at once, and then sew them all, rather than cut one, sew one, cut one, sew one.

I’m starting to feel like I’ll never be able to get enough stuff made for Atomic. But I’m trying.

Here’s a tote I completed the other day.

I have four and a half more bags cut and ready to be sewn, and I’ve set aside this Saturday as a sewing day. All day. So don’t call me!

And in wedding news, we set the date for March 28, and we booked an eastern Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon! Neither of us has ever been on a cruise, and it sounds just wonderful. Our wedding is going to be very small and very simple. It’s more important to us to celebrate our special day with our closest friends and family than to spend tons of money or worry about centerpieces. I love other people’s big weddings, but that’s just not us.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Allison  |  November 6, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    When I was sewing aprons last year I found that after cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing, etc. It was much easier just to cut out four at a time and then sew all the pieces that required ironing at the same time, then work on assembling them er… assembly line style.

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  • 2. Kathi D  |  November 7, 2008 at 11:24 am

    That’s why my budding sewing businesses have always crashed. I can’t streamline, and assembly line sewing makes me want to kill myself. So I have to sew for love only.

    Dang it.

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  • 3. Hannah  |  November 7, 2008 at 11:57 am

    I found that it it is easier to cut several bags at once. The exterior, lining and interfacing if you use it. I will go through and interface everything, sew all the exteriors together, sew all the linings together, put them all together for the last step and sew them all an in assembly line. So instead of just flipping one right side out you flip 4-6 and you feel like you got a lot more done…. because you did;) Don’t worry you will have plenty done. I am so happy for you, isn’t it fun planning your wedding. Jas and I did the same thing, we only had 25 people at our wedding and it was soooo much fun. Have a great day!

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