Sewing while distracted

The past couple of days, I have not been at my most efficient, and this has managed to show up in my efforts to complete a crochet lunchbox.

After finding the perfect (or very nearly perfect) fabrics to line it:

The fabric for the lining of a crochet lunchbox-to-be
The fabric for the lining of a crochet lunchbox-to-be

So I made templates, cut out the fabrics, and began to sew the pieces together.

By yesterday afternoon, I had finished sewing the side seams of the linings for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox:

The lining for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox ready to be sewn into the bottom of the crochet lunchbox
The lining for the bottom of the crochet lunchbox ready to be sewn into the bottom of the crochet lunchbox

and after a cup of coffee to help see me through:

A cafe latte from Benelux Cafe in Raleigh to help fuel my efforts to finish the crochet lunchbox
A cafe latte from Benelux Cafe in Raleigh to help fuel my efforts to finish the crochet lunchbox

I pinned the lining into place, got out my embroidery floss, and set to work.

When it was done, I could see that something was wrong, but the exact nature of the something eluded me until I took a photo this afternoon:

The result of sewing while distracted
The result of sewing while distracted

What had eluded me was clearly revealed.

Somehow, with all of my pinning and sewing, I had failed to see what I had sensed; I had pinned (and then securely sewn) the lining into place exactly one 3 dc shell to the left of where it needed to be in order to look its best and function as intended.

The lining looked messy and did not lie properly because I had not placed it correctly.

And now that I have figured out why the lining was almost (but not quite) working, I need to take it out, pin it into place (correctly this time), and once again take my needle and embroidery floss and work as I always do: one stitch at a time.

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2 thoughts on “Sewing while distracted

  1. Oh no! What a bummer! You sound resigned/resolved to your fixing effort, though. 🙂

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