by mops Moderator 15 Dec 2016

Have you ever been as stupid as I am? Sewed another fleece jumper (?) , took great care to get the zipped collar bit in nicely without puckers and when I proudly folded it to be gifted I noticed that the zipper pull is on the inside!!!

So there's some unpicking and resewing to do.


by anitapatch 16 Dec 2016

Things happen when your mind is solving other probelms. Happens to me also

by sharonleekesner 16 Dec 2016

Oh boy, can I relate. I still sew a leg or sleeve shut once in awhile. The most recent and totally goofy thing I did is cut the zipper pull off of an IN THE HOOP purse. I had pre embroidered and quilted 4 pieces of fabric, placed my zippers ever so carefully, made a beautiful lining with extra zip pocket and key tab. everything was so beautiful. I trimmed around my purse, after removing it from the hoop, turned it through the lining hole, hand sewed the opening with very nice stitches, turned it again and realized I did not have a zipper pull. Everything was sewed shut. Days of work just destroyed. I decided since it was ruined that I could try drastic measures. First I recovered the "pull' from the garbage, then I reverse turned my purse and took out the lining stitches. When I got it to the place where I had trimmed it after taking it out of the hoop, I took my seam ripper, the one that looks like a curved razor blade, and very carefully opened each end of the zipper. I worked very hard to get that zipper pull threaded back onto its tracks, from the bottom. I did that and no way could I get my hand in there to pull the zipper pull through. Got a small crochet hook and stuck that through from the other side and grabbed the pull and brought it on through, I remembered to stop before I yarded it all the way through the other side. Left the pull in the middle of the zip and sewed the sides shut again. I had no idea if I had ruined my embroidery. Turned, stitched, turned and WOW !! It lived. I was so happy to have found a solution and it worked. Yep, I have done the goofiest things. Thanks for sharing.

jrob by jrob 16 Dec 2016

Nice save!

mops by mops 16 Dec 2016

Glad you found a way to save it!

by toogie 16 Dec 2016

I know how you feel, have made enough mistakes of my own. I am so glad he likes it, because it's so hard to rip/unsew fleece, as the stitches like to bury up in it. I love the color, by the way.

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mops by mops 16 Dec 2016

It is only small comfort that no one is perfect. You are right, fleece, corduroy and velvet are the worst. And ageing eyes dislike dark colours.

by pennifold 16 Dec 2016

Still looks fabulous. I wouldn't mind it either way. Love Chris

mops by mops 16 Dec 2016

Well, the new owner is a proud 6 year old who apparently does not mind either. His mum just rang me and now I have to make a smaller one for his 4 yr old brother. They both want the yellow!

jrob by jrob 16 Dec 2016

Just goes to show we are overly picky. Give it to a sweet little boy and they will be overjoyed!

by meganne 16 Dec 2016


by katydid 15 Dec 2016

Oh My ! Sounds as if i did this. Perhaps it will work Kay

by noah 15 Dec 2016

We all make mistake so no worry hugs

by 02kar Moderator 15 Dec 2016

It doesn't matter how many decades of experience we have, we are still human. At least with this one, it didn't matter. Someone fell in love with it, so it was an artistic statement. Now my wish is the next goes smoothly with no stress.

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

Thank you. I will certainly use the pattern again, it turned out just as I had imagined it when I designed it. Must say it was a couple of years ago I made the last pattern, should do it more often.

by rescuer Moderator 15 Dec 2016

This kind of thing happens to me every time I sew sleepy. So, I test my ability to be alert before sewing. It has reduced my sewing errors as well as my sewing time substantially. :D

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

This time it was doing to things at the same time and concentrating on the corners.

by crafter2243 Moderator 15 Dec 2016

Oh yes. My ripper is never far away. How disappointing,.

by rachap 15 Dec 2016

I'd call it a fashion statement if anyone noticed it, just say you didn't want that big pull showing!! It is really a very nice looking garment.

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

Thank you.

by cfidl 15 Dec 2016

It still looks great!

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

Thank you.

by mad14kt 15 Dec 2016

Just the other neck assembling a dress I sewed two pieces on the wrong sides. Both sides look so similiar that I marked the wrong sides and still make the mistake ... FIESTA ANYHOW ;D

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

Thank you. 'Measure twice, cut once' should have a few variations, like 'look twice, stitch once'. :)

by graceandham 15 Dec 2016

Have I told you about the second garment I ever made? A jumpsuit, which needed lengthening at the waist on the pattern. Not familiar with the concept, I also flipped the pattern before taping back together. When I began assembling it on the machine I had these unusual attachments at the hip! At the sewing machine, magic happens. And sometimes anarchy. Merry Christmas.

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

That must have been painful at the time, but made me smile now.

by jrob Moderator 15 Dec 2016

I just hate it when that happens. Otherwise, it looks absolutely perfect.

by dragonflyer 15 Dec 2016

Oh, how I know how this happens!!

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

And don't we hate it when it happens!

by spendlove Moderator 15 Dec 2016

I share your pain! It would be on the outside if you turned the collar back.......

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mops by mops 15 Dec 2016

My home help came this morning and confiscated it, although I thought the bright yellow was not suitable for her boys :) Moreover it will be a bit too large for the youngest and too small for the oldest.
So I let her take it to try out the size and then buy a large piece of new fleece...