What Would Your Sewing Parrot Say?
If you had one next to you...?
Let's have a bit of fun today...
Pretend you have a sewing parrot. He quietly takes in the things and repeats what he hears most often, when we sew.
What would YOUR parrot say...??
As silly as it sounds - what we repeatedly mutter to ourselves can tell us a lot.
If you find yourself cursing..
"Damn bobbin! I've been sewing for 10 mins with no thread!"
Then you know to pre-fill more bobbins before you start sewing. And here's a little-known trick to bobbin filling to avoid a sad bobbin.
If you go..
"Oh, bloody skipped stitches... again!"
Consider changing the needle. Chances are, your needle is a bit blunt / bent. Or not right for the fabric.
Try a different type of needle , perhaps?
If you're wrestling with...
"$@%#$ tissue patterns - won't go back into the envelopes!"
Solution is surprisingly simple - simply trace your patterns on proper pattern making paper for cutting out, and leave the tissue patterns whole :-)
What if... your frustration seems to be your sewing machine?
Surprisingly - the issue might not be the machine at all. Perhaps all you need is the right presser foot that's made to solve your specific headache, and avoid unpicking.
Here's a handy guide that shows you what the feet do, and how they can help you:
Maybe there's no need to fork out for a new machine - when a presser foot or two will happily (and cheaply) do the job for you :-)
Now - What Does Your Sewing Parrot Say..??
Simply Email Me and Share with Me :-)
P.S. If you know deep down that your sewing mojo is seriously dampened - because your machine isn't keeping up with you any more....
And you're considering an upgrade - but not sure where to start....
Simply pick up the phone and let's have a chat. I'm happy to walk you through all the options, and help you decide on just the right machine for you.
Hi Shelly ,
I actually have a parrot beside me when I sew. He is an Australian pink/grey galah called BirdDog.
His usually comment is “whatcha doing “ then laughs .
My parrot would be saying "#@@### that's not what I asked you to do!"
Love this question, Lol!
My sewing parrot would say, "Just a minute Sweet Sweets, Just have to finish this row, I will be with you in a minute!"
(I am talking to one of my cats).
- Sue Niven
"Damn! Have to unpick again!"
My Lovely Parrot would be saying "Nan, Nan, Nan" as soon as I start to sew Arrrrr
If i had a dollar for every time the cotton slips back through the needle because I've been trying to save thread - I'd be rich.
B##### h### nooooo, you have to be kidding
Thank you Shelley for making me laugh :-)
A good thing to do on a cold wet day! I liked the bobbin diagrams too.
- Jan (no parrot yet!)
"Oh no buggar..... not again!!!!! "
My sewing parrot would say “sorry”.
If / when I make a silly booboo “sorry” to myself is my usual response!
"Bugger! reverse sewing again."
"Stop procrastinating....come on...do something."
My sewing parrot would say...
"OOHHoohh, now where did I lay the scissors / pin cushion / ruler?!?!"
- Janice M
"Don’t touch my scissors."
Happy days sewing!
- Kerrie C
I HATE hemming trousers........wish my husband was taller!!
"What’s that? Another UFO to add to the pile."
Would be funny if it wasn’t so true.
Best wishes Janelle
I do have a talking parrot, he's a blue fronted amazon, and he would no doubt tell me to shut the f@@@k up ..
if i had a parrot my words would not be repeatable lol
My sewing parrot would say ‘Hasten slowly: speed is your enemy’.
But he’d say it as “%$#@@$%^&’
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
In response to your question: What does your sewing parrot say?
It has changed over the years and has gone from saying "I can't ". . . to "I CAN"
2 simple words that have changed my life - enlightening inspiration, passion and determination.
I have an actual parrot and he says "bugga, bugga, BUGGA" every time the machine stops
My sewing parrot has sworn a lot in the past when the tension hasn't been right or stitches are skipped but now I'll be teaching it to say "Thanks for the tips Shelley"!