I’ve adopted this dead simple time-saving method lately, and I must share.
First, my set-up: I have a long work table with a sewing machine one one end and my serger on the other. I use a rolling chair to shift between the two as I’m sewing and finishing (that is, if I’m using the serger at all).
But I’d still have to get up and walk to the ironing board every time I need to press a seam. This doesn’t sound too troublesome, I know. But I have this tendency to stop and stare into space whenever there’s a break in my flow. Or go talk to Kenn. Or make a cup of tea.
What can I say? I’m easily distracted.
So I lowered my ironing board, placed it at the foot of the table, and voilà! I can roll right up, no danger of getting the stares on the walk over or deciding to take a break and watch kitten videos for no reason.
You’d be amazed at how much time this saves! I feel like I finish things much more quickly now.
I’m working on building a bigger pressing station to replace this awful ironing board, by the way. I’ll share that when it’s done.
Now I really must do something about all those cables.
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