Sewing Makes me Tense

A Lesson

I have been trying to teach myself how to sew better. That does snot seem grammatically correct.

So I picked a couple of small projects to learn with. First one went okay.

Second one – went meh… but then also turned out to be not what I needed.

So third one. I was working on it today and I had to stop. I just kept getting more and more tense. So I stopped in order to collect myself and investigate my sudden onset of caring about mistakes. OH! That is it.

I learn best my making mistakes. When I am trying to learn a new pattern with yarn I made a mistake, I redo the row. I make the mistake again and by now I can see what I am doing wrong so I fix it. Then hopefully I do not make the same mistake too many more times.

When I am sewing if I make a mistake at the least I have to spend a lot time undoing my work and that always leaves a mar in the fabric. At the most, I ruin whatever piece I am working on.

So, that is what I learned today.


  • Nina Brown

    January 23, 2024 at 9:30 pm Reply

    It’s much worse with sewing!

    • Tracy

      January 23, 2024 at 9:34 pm Reply

      So much

      • Susan Joos

        January 23, 2024 at 10:03 pm Reply

        Maybe that’s why I don’t do a lot of sewing. Just the bare minimum.

        • Tracy

          January 23, 2024 at 10:20 pm Reply


  • Anonymous

    January 24, 2024 at 7:20 pm Reply

    Sewing is certainly less forgiving. When I was in high school, I took sewing and I enjoyed it but never really pursued after high school. I made a gray skirt and jacket. I wish I had saved it or had pictures of it.

    • Tracy

      January 27, 2024 at 3:42 pm Reply


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