If you are like most people, you tend to get in a habit of doing things methodically or habitually. Then you may become bored and lose interest. This can happen with Sewing. You may also purchase a tool that you already have in your Sewing Space if you are not organized. Unpacking that little bag of implements that came with your Sewing Machine or Serger can give you a boost of enthusiasm. You may ask your self what does that tool do? Or what is that for?
When you have everything laid out you are going to need a place to put it. I found a perfect solution for my space. This is a jewelry organizer that I received as a door prize. I was so happy to win it but I put it away and later inspiration hit that it would be great to hang up in my studio.
I organized all of the sewing feet that came with my machines labeling the foot names and what they are used for on card stock.
Additional feet that I purchased have their own place as well. I kept all of the instructions and the card descriptions.
The random sewing accessories for each machine have a special place also. Now when I have a specific need for a specialty foot or tool, I don't have to dig around in a little bag to find it. I don't know about you but if I have to look for something, my creativity tends to go away. Also, just having this hanging on my wall makes me feel accomplished before I have sewn a stitch.
My view from my machine. So easy when a project dictates a change or I have to get a new needle or tool. I simply reach out and everything I need is right there. It really is true that you will use what you can see. Your sewing machine was designed to do wonderful things and it is so much fun figuring that out. I hope you have been inspired and enjoyed this post, share what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift