Everyone else is posting their sewing hits, misses and resolutions but for me, the new year marks the end of Stash Diet 2014. The final weigh-in has been verified and the results are… I can’t keep you in suspense any longer…
I smashed my goal fabric weight of 12.4kg, ending the Stash Diet 2014 year on just 8.9kg.
Stash fabric height: 28cm (starting 90cm)
Stash fabric weight: 7.7kg (starting 23.5kg)
Scrap fabric weight: 1.2kg (starting 1.3kg)
Total stash weight: 8.9kg (starting 24.8kg) —> Goal weight 12.4kg
My shrinking stash over the last 12 months…
It now fits neatly into my sewing room cupboard.
And the fluctuating volume of fabric scraps are much more manageable too.
What did I learn?
- Acquiring someone else’s lifetime stash doesn’t bring the same excitement as selecting each piece of fabric myself.
- Purchasing fabric does not buy me the time to sew it.
- Swapping with other sewers is exciting.
- Pushing myself to use up scraps can lead to little moments of creativity that nicely finish a hand-made garment or provide a bit of fun.
- Scraps can be recycled or sold but small item crafting and quilting isn’t for me.
Most surprising of all, I don’t want a rebound fabric shopping binge. I’ve unintentionally saved some really nice pieces of fabric till last so I’m looking forward to getting those cut and under the presser foot in the new year before even thinking about shopping for new makes.
Happy New Year!