Yesterday I had a lovely conversation yesterday with the lovely Susan Khalje. We bemoaned the fact that people are afraid of their fabrics. I’ve addressed this issue in the past, but I still (often) hear the refrains “I’ll sew with ‘good’ fabric when my skills improve”, “I can’t sew with silk because it scares me”, or “I’m afraid to cut into it, because it was so expensive.”
Well folks, now’s your time. Do you have a beautiful piece of fabric that sits in your stash? Are you scared of some fabric because you haven’t sewn with its type before and you don’t know if you can handle it? Does a piece of fabric seemingly taunt you? Did you pay a princely sum for a piece of fabric that has struck fear in your heart at the thought of actually making something with it? It’s time to take that bull by the horns and do something about it!!
So I’ve officially declared March 22, 2014 to be “International Cut Into That Fabric Day”
That’s right, you have a deadline. In two weeks we’ll get out the shears and pattern, take a collective deep breath, and launch a new sewing adventure by cutting into that fabric! That gives you two weeks to plan. So take that fabric out of your cabinet, bin, box or whatever. Start thinking about what you want to make with it.
Spread the news! Tell all your sewing friends! Your fabric doesn’t have to come from Gorgeous Fabrics (though of course I appreciate it if it does). It doesn’t have to have cost you an arm and a leg – it just needs to be a fabric you have been askeered to touch. Let’s do it, folks! Here, I even made you a blog badge to proudly announce that you are taking part:
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So who’s with me? Leave a comment here to let us know what fabric you’re going to finally cut into, and what you are going to make with it. You have two weeks to plan and build up the courage. Carpe diem! Carpe textile fabricae! Or something like that. I’m sure Sister Martha would have something to say about my Latin. But you get my drift.