Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Anti-Procrastination Challenge - Tuesday

Today over at Sparrow's Nest, Mrs. Wilt started an Anti-Procrastination Challenge. I have so many things that need to get done in my home that I KNEW I could do this challenge.

Today's challenge is to hem my DH's pants. He has two pairs of jeans and one pair of pajama bottoms that need hemmed and I know I can take 2 inches off those pants! Really, how hard can it be? I need to remember to allow for the folded in edge at the bottom of the jeans. I guess that means I need to cut off 1 & 1/2 inches and fold over 1/4 and then 1/4 again. If there are any ladies who read this and can confirm or deny that this is true I would appreciate it.

Do I need a special needle in my sewing machine to sew jeans? Hmm, something else to think about. No matter, it needs to be done and therefore, it is my Anti-Procrastination mission today.

I must remember to stay focused on that particular task and not get sidetracked. I think that in itself will be a victory!! LOL

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EDITED ON 1/24/06 TO ADD

Ok, I got the two pairs of jeans done. I still have the pajama bottoms but I will get those done this evening. DH was soooo proud of me. They don't look professional or anything and I only broke one sewing machine needle (I knew I should take the pins out as I went) but they are finished and I saved us $12.00. (That's how much it cost to get them hemmed before ($6.00 each).) Life is good. I accomplished something I have never done before!! Yea ME!!

Here's a Picture of the finished product:

3 comments:

Turkey Farm said...

Rean, I would use a 5/8" seam allowance, you don't have to change the needle but make sure to decrease the tension on your machine. Go for it!

Susan said...

Your dh will be so proud of you! I don't know if you need a special needle for jeans or not.

Mrs.B said...

Good for you! (o: