Life gets in the way of sewing doesn’t it? I love my embroidery machine but I just don’t make the time to use it. Usually what I do is cut out a garment pattern and sew it together in a weekend. Or, I’ll cut out a pattern and steal away here and there to slowly piece it together. Once it’s done I totally forget about the embroidery part!
My sewing time is so limited I don’t allow myself the time to thoughtfully add in some pretty details like a machine embroidered hem, or add some spice to a collar. All I want to do is finish it up and wear it. I haven’t had my machine that long.
Here’s my deal. I don’t want to add machine embroidery because I think I’ll mess up. I’ll ruin my fabric or I’ll need to test, create a muslin, test etc. All this adds time, of which I don’t have a lot of. So, there lies the embroidery machine, in a corner gathering dust.
I would love to hear from you, machine embroiderists new and experienced, and those that embroider garments. How did you start? What kind of process do you have. Got any tips and suggestions for time management or shortcuts. Let’s blow these excuses away and get started creating !