Not My Best Idea

Sometimes I have great ideas. Other times I have epic fails. This is the latter. I like to show off my epic fails because:

  • You don’t make the same mistake as what I did – I’ll spare you the heartache by sharing my misery. LOL
  • Everyone has projects that don’t pan out – sometimes it the project (pattern, embroidery design), sometimes it’s the material (wrong fabric, not enough stretch, terrible fabric, etc.), sometimes it’s the execution, or a combination of any of these (and more), but even the most seasoned seamstress makes mistakes.
  • I figure we could all use a good laugh now and then. Sometimes they are a doozy!

So a bit of backstory on this project. I had picked up this fun, Coffee or Die coaster design during a recent sale at Off With Their Threads. I also ordered these fabulous vinyls and they showed up about the same time…. so “I thought, why not use these for the coasters, it’ll be fun and interesting!” Apparently, they are a bit too interesting because the design is completely lost in the vinyl. Even using a gray thread on the white didn’t help. I need to remember to go back to the KISS method: Keep It Simple Stupid!

I also tried out Schmetz’s Super Universal needles for the first time with this project. According to the package they are designed to be used with vinyl – it broke before it even got to the intricate part of the design. I’m not sure if there was some sort of other problem going on or it was actually needle related, but so far, I’m not impressed. I’ll have to try them again with my standard machine and see if I get better results.

2 thoughts on “Not My Best Idea

  1. Susan PJ

    Thank you for sharing ALL your ideas. The fails always make me laugh, nice to know I’m not alone!

    1. stacy Post author

      Thanks so much!
      I think I need to share the terrible projects sometimes too – they happen and we all need reassurance it’s not just us!

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