As you may know, I have started a project that requires sewing. Since my first attempt didn’t work out so well, I decided to educate myself by reading and watching tutorials. I started with the video, but soon gave up because I found the narrator’s voice to be a bit ahem, distracting. So, I decided to read the manual instead. Problem solved, right?
Sort of. Yes, the manual was informative. It was also interesting reading. I know, you’re thinking, interesting reading? A sewing manual? Do you read gas pipeline tariffs in your spare time? (Full disclosure: I have read a pipeline tariff cover to cover. Yes, that makes me a bit of a nerd.) But that’s not why it was interesting.
Here are a few things that made this “literature” interesting reading.
When the nanny state goes horribly wrong:
Never run your sewing machine off your car battery. Is this even possible?
Safety before fun. Really, who would do this?
Some fashion advice for you sewing enthusiasts:
Measure twice, cut once. Assuming you can find the measure…
More common sense safety warnings that prove common sense ain’t so common:
And finally, a new drinking game.
Well, here’s to sewing – and safety. Gotta run – I need to whip up a housecoat to wear before I can sew again!