Readers, you probably have heard that September is National Sewing Month.
To celebrate, I decided to spend a few hours doing an inventory of my fabric stash and getting rid of stuff I'm unlikely to ever sew with. As you can see up top, I had four bags' worth of discards. Off to the thrift store they went; we kept the dog.
I keep a large plastic box of fabric remnants -- some going back to my very first sewing projects -- and it grows rapidly if I don't prune it often. I do use remnants on occasion, but let's face it: for most sewers, if we've used the fabric once, we're unlikely to ever want to sew with it again. Do you agree? (Maybe you don't.)
I also found some fabric I'd forgotten I owned, like this circus-themed vintage cotton that was probably meant for curtains in a child's bedroom. I think I found it at the flea market; I'm keeping it -- for now.
I was going to get rid of this stiff waxed fabric Michael's dad brought back from Tanzania (below), but there was such an outcry when I posted the pic on Instagram that I decided to give it a reprieve. I'll launder it first and see if it softens up -- or if I soften toward it.
I also got rid of a few dozen patterns left over from our most recent MPB Day, as well as a bag of interfacing remnants I was keeping for I forget what reason.
I still have a ways to go but I think I'm off to a good start.
|I have way too many tropical floral prints!|
In other news, my tailoring class met Tuesday night and we're off to an exciting start. We'll be making a ladies jacket that, hopefully, will end up looking something like this one -- with two sleeves, of course.
And that's it. My draping class starts Saturday; more about that next week.
In closing, how do you organize your fabric stash? By color? By fabric? By date purchased?
Do you ever cull it?
Have a great day, everybody!
|How did a "Summer" end up with so much Autumn fabric?|