Welcome to our last week of Super Scary Sewing Stories 2013.
By now you know what this is all about so lets get scary!
Our first story comes from Christie over at A Lemon Squeezy Home:
It’s what happens when one bad thing happens after another, after another, after another.
And you can go read all about it HERE!
Our next story is from Veronica over at Sew Very:
“Around this time last year, two of my friends started encouraging me to try machine applique and embroidery. The only problem was that I didn’t have a machine. and I was terrified of spending so much money to buy one! After much deliberation and research as well as talk from my friends of how much money I might make selling appliqued or embroidered items, I took the plunge and bought myself an embroidery machine. Whenever I spend a large amount of money on something, I get extremely nervous and begin to question my choices, but this time I tried to stay positive and hopeful that I would love it and make some money to help support my sewing addiction.
The machine arrived just days before I left to attend Sewing Summit 2012, and when I returned, it was another week before I even opened the box. When I finally unpacked it and tried it out, things didn’t go smoothly. I was so frustrated and didn’t know whether to return it or hang on for the ride and try to troubleshoot the issue myself. After multiple phone calls to the manufacturer and a local repair shop that couldn’t even look at my machine until the new year, I took matters into my own hands and attempted to repair it myself. Eventually, the only thing I needed to repair my machine was a glue stick! A piece of felt in the bobbin area had somehow become unstuck and was constantly catching the bobbin thread causing my machine to not stitch properly.
Now that my machine works fine most of the time, I do occasionally stitch out a design, but I’ve yet to sell enough items to cover the cost of the machine. I’m glad I faced my fears of trying something new and making an investment though, since those things are oftentimes the scariest parts of sewing to me!”
Our third story of the day comes from Heather over at Feather’s Flights:
“In college I worked as a tailor in the back of a dry cleaner shop. My manager would let the sewing girls come and sew after hours, but we had to walk through the dark shop under all the hanging clothes to get to the back. We always talked about how it would be the perfect place to film a scary movie because of all the hanging clothes. . . or were they bodies? You could never tell if there was someone or something lurking among the clothes.”
And our last story of the day happened only this month to our friend Jenn over at A Jennuine Life:
It’s super scary!!!
(And you can read all about it HERE.)
So that wraps us up for this year!
Now, until next year when we will share more Super Scary Sewing Stories let’s all try to practice some safe sewing shall we?
See you all on Monday!