This morning in the throes of trying to execute my first project it became quickly apparent that I don’t have nearly enough practice in controlling the fabric/sewing machine/my body to sew a straight line. Or even a straight-ish line for that matter. The seam ripper and I are becoming very good friends at this rate.
After two somewhat demoralizing attempts at sewing a 1/8 inch seam I got the idea to actually practice sewing straight lines on a scrap of fabric. Brilliant.
The results of my practice:
Some lines I tried to eyeball, for others I drew a line to follow. There was much greater success when there was a guide, so I may draw out the line for the first seam of my project or use tape. Google tells me sewing a straight line is a struggle for a lot of crafters out there, so I’m not totally discouraged. After this experience I have mad respect for Project Runway contestants. To think they do all that pressing, measuring, cutting, and sewing in such a short period of time is AMAZING, no matter what their aesthetics are.