We recently talked about developing some good habits together. The idea is that we can adopt better sewing habits by focusing on just one good habit every month.
Starting this month, I’m going to be posting my “habit of the month.” This is what I’m going to be personally working on. You can join me in this habit, or choose your own (feel free to shout it out in the comments).
This month, I’m going to clip all my threads as I go.
I am horrible about this. I start with good intentions, but I always seem to peter out halfway through a project. In the end, I have to spend an extra 10-20 minutes removing all the tangled threads that have accumulated, and I always miss some. No good!
- Ready a container. To help me, I set out this little box near my sewing machine to throw threads into. I made this box a while back and it has been looking for a purpose ever since. Purpose found! Some people have mentioned that they tape a small bag to the edge of their work table for thread collection, so that’s another option. Be especially mindful if you have pets, because throwing threads on the ground can be dangerous if they’re swallowed.
- Keep thread clippers handy. I have a pair that I wear on a ribbon around my neck whenever I sew. Even though I haven’t been great about thread clipping, having them within reach at all times really does help.
Anyone else have any tips for getting in the swing of thread clipping?
Or, do you have a different habit you want to work on for August?