Not a seamstress

January 18, 2021


My regular coat has a rip. As you know, it is tough for me to get rid of coats, and I wanted to fix it.

I love watching those videos where someone repairs a hole by turning it into a flower or a leaf or whatever, or doing sashiko, a Japanese technique that is pretty and translates to ‘little stabs’. I want to, but I can’t. My brain can’t process it and my fine motor skills are nonexistent.

Here was what I wanted:

I watched the video and had to make a numbered diagram so I could copy it. I even drew an outline.

…… then I started. SO MANY THINGS WENT WRONG. The coat fabric is really thick, the needle was too big, I was driving that speeding bus and the crash? It was bad.

After my grueling half-hour, I ripped the thread out and did my standard Frankenstein stitches. (That also took a half-hour.)


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Not a seamstress”

  1. Deborah Said on:

    That’s my kind of sewing. Frankenstein sewing.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    You’ve got the thread color matched perfectly!

    And, really, who’s paying attention to the seams and stitches?


  3. Brad Said on:

    I’ve seen those videos too. It looks so easy. I’m sure it’s not. You were brave for trying.


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