UUUUUUGH!We all have them. That one swing thing/technique you just can't stand doing. It's not necessarily something that may be time consuming, or even difficult, but you just loath even the thought of starting it, let along finishing it.
For me, it was setting sleeves. I hated it. HATED it. It was a pain and annoying and just a big bunch of yuck. Now-a-days I have no problem with them. Must have desensitized myself. I don't love it, I'm not insane, but I'm happy with my ambivalence to sleeve setting. I feel that's a step in some sort of positive direction.
Now, you may ask, what my UUUUUUGH thing is? Cuffs on pants. Hate it. HATE IT!!! I can't tell you how much I hate setting cuffs on pants. It actually give me a head ache. Maybe it's the math. Wait, is that sexist?
A friend of mine came over with a slew of mending. Darting, patching, etc. In the pile was a pair of pants that needed hemming, and they were cuffed.
CUFFED! Thou art my demise (shakes fist in the air)!! The original length of the pants was already cuffed. Time to release the stitches! So I took out the cuff AND the hem of the pant leg. Joy. From there, I took the marked hem and folded the excess on that line. Then the pressin'.
|Over 6" from the new hemline.|
Lucky for me I didn't have to do that, but I could of had to (bad sentence). So you fold down, press and tuck under and pin. Then once you think it's over, you have to hand sew the flap beneath.
If you are really into your cuffs, you might sew the flap only to the part of fabric it touches leaving the well of the cuff completely open and then tacking the cuff at the seams. That's if you care. I'm sure you can see where this is going.
I find most fabrics have a stiffness to cuff height ratio, and I'm sure I could make up some wild calculation as to how many tack you need to keep your cuff up, but really, who is going to check to see if your cuff has been tacked all the way around. I won't tell a soul.
There you have it. After a good pressing these pants will be right as rain. I leave the pressing up to the wearer (my friend). Hell, I just did all of that for her. I braved the cuffy elements! She can iron them herself.
On another note, I actually had an impulse to organize my computer's cables and I liked doing it!
|**After** It's genuinely better, trust me :)|
How about you. What type of sewing technique do you loathe to do. You loath it so much you get ill. Let's grumble together.
Have a great Tuesday!