Silly DIY Mistakes

20 comments · save · last comment by Angela B. over 4 years ago

Lorraine Elizabeth

Lorraine E.

United States

36 posts

Have you ever been working on a project and had to smack yourself for making the stupidest error?

Today I was sewing a hemline and realized (after it was done!) that I'd sewn it backwards, so the folded over part was on the outside of the garment. Ugh.

What have you done?

almost 9 years ago

J-Ashley Lush

J-Ashley L.

United Kingdom

172 posts

I always do that..I saw a panel into something then realise it's back to front. The worst is sewing in zips there so many possible reason why that often goes wrong!

0 · May 21, 2010

Sophie Rebecca

Sophie R.

United Kingdom

4347 posts

I tried to hem a skirt, doing it myself was the mistake :/

0 · May 21, 2010

Edward Honaker

Edward H.

United States

1456 posts

Not clothes related, but one time I was replacing the battery in an iPod Mini, and I took out the top and bottom bezels, and the logic board wasn't sliding out, and I couldn't figure out why. So, naturally, I pushed harder, and it snapped it half. Turns out I was pushing the wrong direction.

0 · May 21, 2010

Phoebe Jones

Phoebe J.

United Kingdom

488 posts

I do this all the time.
Done it once,
yet keep doing it.

0 · May 21, 2010

Diana Antonia

Diana A.


1724 posts

Any DIY that involves me and a glove gun is meant to fail.

0 · May 21, 2010

Jillian H

Jillian H.

United States

711 posts

The worst was when I got burning hot glue all over my hand. And once, I was putting beading on this skirt, and halfway through, 3 HOURS, I realized I was doing it on the inside of the skirt, and I had to start all the way over.

0 · May 21, 2010

Jewely P

Jewely P.

United States

100 posts

I was trying to cut a shirt so it'd be slightly off-the-shoulder. To get a nice, straight cut, I put a clothes hanger down and marked it, and cut along the line.
The clothes hanger was very long, and I'm very small. The shirt completely falls down on me ):
It was my boyfriends Chuck Norris shirt too, poop.

0 · May 22, 2010

Jen O. Cide

Jen O. C.


3608 posts

I sewed a double-layer skirt closed before I'd made the elastic casing. I didn't want to take out like 5183245 stitches, so I just ripped the seam open and put the elastic in that way. Looks kinda ghetto, but it's funcional.

Also one time I was stoned and trying to turn a long pinstripe jacket into a tailcoat, and I measured where I wanted the front to be and decided to cut just below the second button. I cut the jacket, put it back on, and realised I'd cut below the FIRST button. It was like a crop top. Fail.

0 · May 22, 2010

Katy F

Katy F.


405 posts

Heming dresses im just so bad at it!
ther always wonky! its not cool..!

0 · May 22, 2010

Leila Dixon

Leila D.


185 posts

when i was sewing clips onto extensions there was one i kept sewing on backwards. :/

0 · May 25, 2010

Selina M

Selina M.

United Kingdom

5709 posts

sewing the waistband too tight so i can wiggle into the skirt but not get out again

0 · December 5, 2014

Tanya1 H

Tanya1 H.

United Kingdom

427 posts

@Sophie R.

i did the same but i hand sewed it and the line wasn't straight

0 · December 24, 2014

Laarnie B.

Laarnie B.

United States

3 posts

Completely ruined perfectly good fabric after I forgot to redo a pattern for a dress..

0 · January 4, 2015

Angela Batrina

Angela B.


14 posts

I know right? In pinterest it looks like a piece of cake, but it's so damn hard IRL.

0 · January 18, 2015


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