I utilised the pillow project to work out how I wanted to schedule the sewing lessons from here on out. I figured a fairly simple 6-step project could give me a little perspective on how I wanted to do things. Here’s what I decided:
There are two parts to sewing – practical and theory. Practical is anything that actually involves making a pattern or, well, sewing a specific project. Theory is any time when I inform you about the general concepts that are overarching concepts. Theory posts are those you’ll use throughout the series. For example, here’s a chart that breaks down the pillow project into theory and practicum.
|Making the pattern||Practical|
|Cutting out your pattern and fabric||Practical|
|Pinning and sewing your pillow||Practical|
|Turning and stuffing your pillow||Practical|
*Finishing Up post is specific to this project, it also teaches how to do the slip stitch which applies to virtually every project that involves a lining.
Therefore, I arrived at a basic concept of how I want to schedule posts from now on. First, I decided I’d only post Monday through Friday. That will allow anyone who can’t follow along during the week a couple days to catch up with anything I write during the week.
I also feel like I should allow more time between practical posts. I am really trying to make sure that any of my practical posts only include about an hour’s worth of work. However, I tend to be bad at estimating my own time and I don’t expect anyone who’s new to sewing to work as quickly as I do. Therefore, any post that involves practical instruction will most likely be followed by one day where I either write nothing or I write about theory.
That being said, if I’m talking about theory, there will probably be one post a day. I’ll also be scheduling tweets as I write posts, so if you want to know when the newest post goes up, just click this button: