Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

Sewing

Keys to reduced stress in Project Sewing

Good posture

  • Properly adjusted equipment.
  • Work surfaces should be at elbow height, back straight.
  • Knees and seat at about 90 degrees

Alignment

  • Set up work space to avoid twisting and lifting, leaning, bending, stretching or other high stress movements.
  • Keep supplies and tools needed in easy reach.

Proper lighting

  • Strategically placed and sufficient to avoid shadows or glare.

Tool use

  • Use tools designed to lessen stress of repetitive motion or contact injury, such as electric scissors, spring loaded scissors, rotary cutter, fabric weights (instead of pinning).
  • Keep equipment in good condition for smoother operation and less physical stress.

Change up tasks

  • Plan project so can move to different tasks more frequently, or plan the project over several time periods to avoid doing a single task for long period.

Take breaks

Source: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/sewing/index.html