So either I’m getting old and forgetful, or as I age, my sewing area grows…but lately, this is what’s been happening to me: I start to sew, can’t find one of my 3 pincushions, I stop, go get one, start sewing some more, stop because I can’t reach my scissors…it goes on and on. In order to remedy the problem, I’ve bought extras of all the basics. I have 3 seam gauges placed in all the right places, 2 seam rippers, 2 rotary cutters, 4 pairs of scissors, and 3 pincushions. The problem is something about my system is failing. I set a scrap of fabric on the seam gauge, then can’t find it, or I push a pile of things out of the way, then can’t find the scissors that I pushed out of the way with the pile. Well, in the spirit of “occupational therapist, organize your environment” I’ve come up with a solution.
ETA: The pattern for this apron is now available at my shop!
May I introduce the Seamstress Apron. With all the little tool belts and aprons I’ve been making, it seemed became clear to me that this could help with my problem, and it has!
The front slots are slanted so that nothing jabs me in the leg or stomach when I sit down. It holds everything: seam gauge, marking pen, pencil, chalk roller, scissors, rotary cutter, AND has a small loop to hold a cute tomato pincushion on the side. And the best part? The strap attaches with velcro for a nice fit no matter how much I’ve had for supper.
If I can ever get an Etsy shop open, this one will be my first product in it. Long story short, someone else used “craftapple” and no, you can’t change your username on Etsy, even if customer service suspends your account when you ask them if this will help you change your name. And I know, I know, Etsy is quite the saturated place to be selling things, but I’m going to give it a shot anyway. So if you’re thinking about openning an Etsy store, I’d open it NOW before someone uses your name.
Eventually I’d like to make a pattern for this, but right now, I’m edging near “overwhelmed” on the continuum of busy-ness.
© Copyright 2006 Crafty Apple Creations