As Creative as Stapling Up Your Pant Hem
February 21, 2019
I am the girl who used to scotch tape my sock hole (now I throw them away). I also used to staple my pant hems if the cuffs were too long (now I let them drag).
My sewing talents have not improved over the years, which I am ok with. However, when my dancing boy Tate said he needed help sewing some of his costume together, I knew I was going to need to step it up.
Granted, all he needed was a blindfold. Yes, a blindfold. How hard can it be to sew together a blindfold? Let me tell you.
Do you see why this seemingly SEWING 101 project gave me heart palpitations?
Since my two stand-bys—scotch tape and staples—were not options that could hold up to a dancing teenager, I headed to Joann Fabrics to see what I could find. These days they not only had fabric glue, they had fusible webbing that you stick between two pieces of fabric and IRON TOGETHER.
Now, while Dear Husband believes that I don’t know how to use an iron, I actually have used one a few times in my life. And it was about to become my “sewing machine that don’t need no stinkin’ bobbin.”
Even though I messed up the straight line of the fabric, I figured I could fix it after ironing the two pieces together.
One of my very favorite aspects of creativity is problem-solving. Are you one of those people who doesn’t think they are creative? How many problems have you figured out this week? Yeah, I thought so.
We are all a bunch of creative geniuses walking around not even realizing it, because you only look at creativity as something you see, or play, or listen to.
The next time you are faced with sewing together a blindfold or some other tricky task, look at how creatively you can solve it.
That creative genius is just bursting to come out. Let it!
By the way . . . I was a little nervous to use the "sewing with a tube" as I wasn't sure if the glue would be a good thing to have on top of one's eyeballs. Though, seriously, how creative is the gal who came up with this one??