Friday, July 30, 2010

Murphy's Laws of Sewing

I recently found this and thought it was so cute that I should share it:

  • Fusible interfacings always fuse to the iron.
  • If you need six matching buttons, you will find five in your button box.
  • The seam you mean to rip out is invariably the other one.
  • If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins with the cover off.
  • The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.
  • Your lost needle will be found by the person walking around barefoot.
  • The steam iron only burps rusty water on white swiss batiste.
  • Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
  • Gathering threads always break in the middle.
  • The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.
(Taken from 501 Sewing Secrets: Tips, Treasures & Trivia)