Hello and welcome to my blog!
I’m Joann, and I sew. Sometimes I question whether I love sewing or just love buying fabric, but that’s a subject for another post entirely. I’m here to blog and start off what I am calling A Metre Of Project, because I feel like I always end up purchasing just 1m of fabric willy nilly. Reasons vary from I liked it but I couldn’t afford more, it was a remnant, it was a gift or I had no particular project in mind but thought it would look good in my stash. I know I can’t be the only one with this affliction. Sadly I remember too late, that trying to use just 1m for a decent garment can be a SERIOUS struggle. There are a lot of great stash busting projects out there, so I’m going to try some of those as well as using questionable cutting layouts and creating fun pattern hacks to *hopefully* bring you inspiration and force you to dust off your own 1m cuts.
I’ve found there are a surprising amount of projects you can make with just 1 glorious metre of fabric – so long as you’re not committed to sleeve or hem length, grainlines* and other general features of the pattern that may need to be … creatively reconsidered. *note: I’m referring to switching to bias cutting for things like sleeves not going completely rogue and just placing a pattern any way round that fits.
I’m going to try and make at least 1 project a month made with just 1m of fabric – trims, notions and any old fabric scraps can be used to ‘assist’ with the make because of course that’s only fair! To be clear I don’t mean lucky 50cm scrap pieces after careful cutting, I’m referring to the cuts that we save that should really be put in the bin.
I hope that you enjoy this series of makes, I’m going to record them on Instagram as well with #ametreofproject and if anyone is inspired by these posts I would absolutely love to see your own Metre Of makes, so please use the #ametreofproject and tag me @ametreof