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Murphy's Law of Sewing

  1. Fusible interfacings always fuse to the iron.
  2. If you need six matching buttons, you will find five in your button box.
  3. The seam you meant to rip out is invariably the other one.
  4. When you are in a hurry, the needle eye is always too small.
  5. The fabric you forgot to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.
  6. The pattern you wanted to make again will have one key piece missing.
  7. If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins with the cover off.
  8. Whenever the construction process is going well, the bobbin thread runs out.
  9. The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.
  10. The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.
  11. Your lost needle will be found by the person walking around barefoot.
  12. Collar points don't match and you've trimmed all the seams.
  13. The iron never scorches the garment until its final pressing.
  14. The steam iron only burps rusty water on light silk fabric.
  15. The sewing machine light usually burns out on Sunday.
  16. Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
  17. Gathering threads always break in the middle.


  1. I laughed so hard at this. I can honest say I have had at least 13 out of the 17 things happen to me. lol Thanks for the good laugh.

  2. These are too funny! I've had many of these things happen as well. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Ha ha! *Ü*
    Thank you for sharing those!
    I had to really snicker with the one about finding the lost needle with a barefoot. Guilty. It's amazing what barefeet can find.

    ~ Christina
    HsKubes HomeSchool Haven
    HsKubes Haven for Home
    Christian Military HomeSchool Mamas

  4. I laughed and laughed! Almost ALL of those things have happened to me! Especially the falling pins!

  5. Thanks for sharing that was great.

  6. Yep, all of these have happened here, but I can most relate to #8; and that's usually right after I say, "just one more seam and then I'll go to bed!"

    My daughter sent me the link to this post, and then, later, I realized that you'd left a sweet comment at my blog!! ( Too funny. Small world in blogland!

  7. Thanks for the smiles and laughs:D... This is not much encouragement for me as I want to learn to sew come the fall!!!

  8. LOL! I just had the gathering threads break on me yesterday...twice! ARGH!!

  9. This describes many of my days.

  10. Ahhhh...yes. I have had most of those things happen to me!!!

  11. 1, 7 and 8 have all happened to me recently!! What a funny, but very true list!!


  12. So true! A few days ago I tried making a dress from fabric that I loved (and that I spent a little extra $$$ on) and it turned out WAY too small. No diet will get me into this dress! I guess I will have to salvage some of the fabric by making a purse or something???

  13. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Did you create that list yourself? I am in stitches!! Get it? Stitches! Aaah. Mmmmm. Sigh.


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