Some Awesome Things You Need To Know About Home Sewists

16 June 2019


To start off this topic right, we have to get into the meaning of the word Sewist then home sewist”.

the word sewist doesn't appear in any dictionary, but the Urban Dictionary defines it as

Street slang for a badass seamstress. A mix of hobbyist meets seamstress. It is also a word that is despised by many seamstresses in Free Speech!

Some also define it as a term created to replace the word sewer” which brings to mind & is most often thought to be sewage. 
Well, I love the term Sewist and refer to myself as such because it encompasses both male & female sewer of every skill level.


Now a home sewist  is one who sews mostly for leisure and pleasure, in the comfort of their home.

As we have dispensed with the definitions, allow me to tell you of some many wonderful things about these group of individuals.

1. We are superheroes
The art or act of turning a regular 'ol flat 2D piece of fabric into the different creations you see, is..... nothing.......... short of magic.
Doesn't matter if it's home decor, a quilt or babies clothes, it's MAGIC.
it takes a lot of creative juice, patience, and skill to sew, and for this we applaud ourselves.
Even Edna agrees, LOL.


2. Accept our bodies the way they are
Honestly, for a sewist, this is a no brainer. And I know I sound like a broken record because I say this all the time but, if we are not truthful to ourselves about our body quirks, then we'll never make anything that fits.
So, we accept our bodies and sew around the stuff we don't like so much.

3. We have good coping mechanisms
It is a known fact that sewing is recommended to people suffering from anxiety and depression.
It is believed that the act of focusing one task at a time, which sewing does make you do, helps the brain and mind to wonder less and by extension helps individuals cope with stresses of everyday life.
I talk more about this is my post about the benefits of sewing.

4. Consider sewing & buying fabrics separate hobbies
This is true because the size of our fabric stashes and the amount of time it'd actually take us to cut and sew through them doesn't add up.
Ergo, separate hobbies, NO?????????????

5. Don't want to mend your clothes
I think this speaks for itself loud and clear, and I also don't wanna make stuff for you.



6. For most of us, this is just a hobby 
There is this assumption or expectation by some people who don't sew, that, this sewing skill for you is a stepping stone to being a fashion designer or owning a sewing pattern company, etc.

Yes, sewing can be a big business if you choose to make it that, you can even become an influencer with a blog that gets thousands of views a day, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

But, for most, it's JUST A HOBBY.

7. Are great at starting all over 
Another indispensable skill for a sewist.
You see, sewing = mistakes, whatever your skill level, you'll hate it but it's just one of those facts of life.
So, as a sewist, you need to learn to start afresh when you have accidentally ripped through your seams, cut into your already sewn projects with your rotary cutter or even sewn the wrong pattern pieces together.
The stories I have on this topic alone LOL.



8. Are mostly interested in your garment construction
We have this bad habit of touching people inappropriately because we find the construction of your garment, bag, etc more interesting than what you are telling us about where you got it because as sewists we believe


“I can make that”



                                         
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