10 Supersitions of the Sewing Room

In the fashion and style game there are always many rumors running around, whispers and gossip, but nothing compares to the 'old wives tales' and superstitions of the sewing room! Here are a few of our favourite.


1. A British tailor carries a thimble in his pocket for good luck.


2. Never start a garment on a Friday unless you can finish it within the same day. - ( ...This one actually kind of makes sense.)

3. If you make a quilt be sure to finish it or marriage will never come to you!?

4. Dropping a needle was good luck unless it sticks upright in the floor, then company was expected.

5.  If you draw blood from a prick of the needle while making a garment, it is a sign you will be kissed the first time you wear it.


6. If you drop scissors on a Sunday expect a strange visitor.

Photo Credit - Trend Tailors

Photo Credit - Trend Tailors


7. If you accidentally put on a garment wrong side out or backwards, it will protect you from getting lost.

8. A bent or crooked pin is thrown into a wishing well for good luck.

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9. A knotted thread means an argument is coming.

10. If you drop a needle or pin and it lands eye or head up, you’ll have good luck; if it lands point up, you’re destined for tragedy.