Before you start working on a pattern or tutorial, make sure that you read through it entirely, so that you understand all the steps, and what’s required. It’s not enough to just read the list of supplies. It’s a good idea to read through the steps, and try to visualise what it takes to actually make the item.
Too often I have jumped into a project with gusto, only to find along the way, that I need to account for something that wasn’t obvious from the list of supplies. Or that a certain step will take longer than I realised, or needs more space on my table to work on.
It might be my engineering/project management background, but if I can see how all the steps work, then I can also work out what things I can do concurrently, and what needs to be done consecutively.
I also apply this same concept to cooking!
Do you have a craft process tip to share?