A few weeks ago, I made a shirt. A real shirt that I’ve worn to work. My first real attempt at making outerwear and it turned out nice.
As soon as it was finished I thought, “you know what would be super helpful? a coverstitch machine.”
Then I started doing research into coverstitch machines, knowing it was ridiculous to spend $600+ on a new machine that really only does one thing* just because I had made ONE SHIRT. But I’m impulsive like that. I talk myself into things. That’s why I bought a cricut on Black Friday a few years ago. It was near my counter and I looked at it all day and talked myself into it.
And so I’ve done the thing I am best at. I’ve made a plan. At first I was trying to think of how many shirts I needed to make. I thought about it realistically and figured out the only way I can buy myself a new machine of any kind is to make room for it. That means I need to use a bunch of fabric! By the time I’ve cleared that space, I’ll know for sure if I need a coverstitch machine, right?
In order to hold myself accountable, I am going to post a picture of my currently extremely unorganized fabric shelves. There’s really no rhyme or reason here:
Yikes! That’s a lot of fabric. I would say it’s about 85%-90% of what I have. (I have a bunch of faux fur and wool in my closet.)
Here’s a closer look at the bookshelf that I would rearrange to keep my machines in. (My main sewing machine, a Janome New Home 8077 named Lance Reddick, resides on my desk.)
I need to clear this out. Time to get sewing!!
I haven’t given myself a time limit on this, but I hope I can get this under control by the end of the year. I will post updates and show some of my projects, ideas, and helpful hints on getting your act together as I figure out how to get my act together in the coming months.
* I would only use it for one thing. Maybe it does more than one thing. (By the way, I’ve already named my possible future coverstitch machine! Isn’t a great cliffhanger to make you want to check back on my progress?)