Monday, January 4, 2010

Murphy's sewing laws

Today is the 1st Monday after the New Year and the beginning of new sewing projects for 2010. I couldn't help but post for you a little sewing humor - enjoy!

Murphy's sewing laws

*Fusible interfacings always fuse to the iron

*The serge 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 out

*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

*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

*Matching edges don't

*You will spill your pin box once per garment.

*As ye sew, so shall ye rip


Sara said...

this is excellent!!!!

Jeannie B. said...

Oh,sad but true!! Especially your boys finding the needle barefoot! At a class I was teaching, a lady lost her small needle and was frantic to find it. Someone hollered out "Does anyone have a husband handy?" Everyone in the room understood just what she meant. Happy New Year To You!


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