Murphy’s Law of Sewing…

Monday, August 27, 2007Filed Under Sewing, Stories |

sewingThese are hilarious and so very true!  Have any of you veteran sewings had any of these happen to you?  I know I have! lol!

Fusible interfacing always fuses to the iron.
The serger only eats the customer’s garment.
If you need 6 buttons, you will find 5 in your button box.
The seam you meant to rip out is invariably the other one.
When you are in a hurry, the needle eye is always too small.
The fabric you forgot to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.
The pattern you wanted to make again will have one key piece missing.
If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins …..with the cover off.
Whenever the construction process is going well, the bobbin thread runs outs.
The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.
Your lost needle will be found by your son, husband or brother-in-law …..while walking around barefoot.
Facings tend to be sewn to the wrong side. (Opposite sides attract).
Collar points don’t match, and you’ve trimmed all the seams.
The iron never scorches the garment until its final pressing.
Pants seams always rip where they are the most noticeable.
The steam iron only burps rusty water on light silk fabric.
The sewing machine light usually burns out on Sunday.
Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
Gathering threads always break in the middle.
The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.


3 Comments so far

  1. Fiona Young on August 28, 2007 7:57 am

    Oh my gosh, I can mark off so many of those. Is that a good thing?
    I’ll just put my bad sewing down to “Murphy’s Law”

  2. Wendy on September 25, 2007 6:40 pm

    ROTFL! A good list. My favorite mistake is cutting at least one panel of a velvet dress or skirt with the nap going up. I never fail to do it, no matter how carefully I plot my cutting out ahead of time. I’ve given up on trying not to do it any more, I just overbuy on my fabric and resign myself to cutting one more panel.

    Now if you come up with a hat or handbag pattern from an extra skirt panel let me know. :)

  3. Train Dolphins on November 17, 2007 5:15 am

    Hello the post is delightful.
    I will definitely read your diary..
    See ya

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