Welcome to our first 'WOTZA Wednesday with Nanny'!
I would like to share a story for our first WOTZA - when I posted about my idea, I immediately had requests - this being the first. I sought Michelle's permission to retell our interaction because I think it shows beautifully just why I want to do 'WOTZA Wednesday'!
Oh this is just what I need! I'm making a drawstring bag to hold all my wool but I was reading through the pattern before I started and it called for - Cut (1) 9" x 22" strip, - Subcut into (2) 9" x 10.5" pieces. Can you please explain to me what a subcut is?
Hi Michelle! Would you like this to be my first WOTZA?? I will do it on Wednesday but if you are waiting on the info now, I can explain! Thanks for being supportive!
Margie if you could that would be great, but if not, I can wait until Wednesday. I'm recently new to sewing and all the little terms are really confusing me. Thank you for putting this site and question together, I can't tell you how useful it has been to me and I just love reading everyone's comments. Thanks also for taking the time out of your day to help us fellow sewers who are just learning.
It is my pleasure! When I had my accident and lost my career etc, I missed my interaction with others and I have found it again here to some degree. Some think I am paid for this, but I am not - I do it because I enjoy seeing 'newbies' get a start and most of the things that 'baffle' are simple if someone takes the time to explain. So I guess I aim to demystify sewing!! lol
When it asks you to cut a strip 9" x 22" and then a subcut, it simply means to take that strip and cut it into more parts. So you will cut the strip into 2 pieces 9" x 10.5"
Just check those numbers, Michelle, because it will mean you are cutting off 1" . 10.5' + 10.5" = 21" That's OK if that's the pattern says - you just cut them to what it says. Please ask if I haven't made it clear!
Michelle: Ahh now it makes sense! Thank you. I have just reread the pattern and it just clicked. I love those moments when something has stumped you for days and then someone will explain it to you or you work it out yourself. Now that I understand, I'm really excited to get started. I know it's only a drawstring bag but I love it regardless. lol Have a great day Margie and thanks once again.
Nanny: You are so welcome Michelle! Would you mind me using it on Wednesday and some or all of your comments? I won't be offended if you would prefer I didn't. Thanks!!
Michelle: Absolutely! Please do! I have just finished my drawstring bag and with your help I'm soooo happy.
I then received a photo:
and I smiled .......
Thank you Michelle for allowing me to share our story and your beautiful drawstring bag - a perfect start to 'WOTZA Wednesday'!
Until next time