6 Days to Go . . . WeAllSew’s Countdown to Christmas

Day 18 of WeAllSew’s Countdown to Christmas . . . only 6 days to go! 

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Today’s Question

Do you make several of the same gift project? One at a time or assembly-line style?


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66 thoughts on “6 Days to Go . . . WeAllSew’s Countdown to Christmas

  1. Frequently! I usually make the first one as a stand alone to sort out how the project goes together and identify my problems and solutions. After that I assembly line the rest as much as possible unless I’ve done something crazy like wildly different colored fabrics where I can’t use the same thread throughout.

  2. I make several gifts at once and sort of do it assembly style. This year I made about 20 in the hoop mug rugs. They turned out pretty cute. After making about 6 of them I realized I could embroider names on them to make them more personable. I love sewing with my Bernina.

  3. you should pick comment 1.. 1 never gets picked.. YES, if i find a good present, i’m going to sew multiples and everyone gets one! .. Assembly line of course,, like chain piecing.

  4. I do like to make several of the same gift project and when I do that, I use assembly line methods. Last year I made 16 potholders (hot pads) and gave 2 each to 8 different people.

  5. Both depending on what it is. I usually do one at a time if thread color changes are needed often even if I’m sewing the same thing multiple times. I try to do cutting & interfacing etc. production style to save time.

  6. Yes, the “Snuggly Owl” by Ashley Johnston. Thank you! They are so adorable! I make each separately, so I can add my own flair ( like extra satin ruffles on the sides for “wings”, or 3D beaks). So fun & easy to make, and certainly loved by their recipients. To save some time, I do make a few parts assembly-line style: the feet, the eyes & beaks. Also, I use my circle sewer for the eyes. I would like to give a special shout-out to Ashley & anyone involved in posting this project to the “weallsew” site! Thank you!

  7. I definitely use assembly-line construction techniques whenever possible! I usually start by making one item all the way through, just to be sure I won’t run into any glitches, and then the others are done in assembly-line style to be more efficient and so I won’t forget to do something on one of the items. 😉

  8. Where is everyone? Not at the mall, I hope!

    Sometimes I do assembly line work (a set of stockings, for example). Other times, it’s one at a time. If it’s a bigger gift, it’s one at a time.

  9. when making multiples of a single item, I do assembly line style as much as possible… I cut out more than one, put on pockets etc, then stitch up each item but do the finishing touches one after the other like an assembly

  10. I rarely make the same thing twice. If I do a second copy of the same project it is so much later in time that I often feel like I’m re-inventing the wheel. No assembly line here.

  11. I sometimes make several of the same projects. If possible, I like to jump on the factory-style train and do assembly line construction. Some projects just don’t work out that way.

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