By John Meeks | WASHINGTON (AP) The term “emotional” can be a tricky one for many people to understand.
We’re often thinking of what a person is feeling or how they feel about something, and how they react to it.
But it’s also a good way to talk about emotions, because emotions can also influence how we sew, according to a new study.
In the new study, researchers used data from a large survey to track the emotional responses of people in their 60s and 70s who were randomly assigned to be asked to read about sewing patterns and then to make a hand-me-down garment.
The study is the first to compare how emotions affected how people make clothing, the researchers say.
“We wanted to understand what people were feeling at the time and how those emotions influenced their choice of a sewing pattern,” said study lead author Sarah M. Ziegler, an associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When it comes to sewing, people who are stressed are more likely to make mistakes, according the study.
For example, people may be anxious about being a seamstress, but they’re less likely to be able to identify the pattern.
People also tend to make more errors in sewing patterns, but people who experience a high degree of emotional attachment to the garment can use the pattern to improve their sewing skills, the study found.
The study, published in the journal PNAS, found that people who experienced high levels of emotional connection to their sewing patterns were more likely than others to find that sewing patterns improved their sewing skill.
“This study helps us understand how people experience emotional attachment in their own work,” Ziegle said.
“The more emotional connection people have, the better their skills.”
For example, one of the findings from the study was that when people had high levels and high levels, they were also more likely when making the pattern that they would sew it correctly.
In other words, if you’re experiencing an emotional attachment, you’re more likely be able, in fact, to correct your mistake.
Researchers also found that emotional attachment could be linked to different ways of making clothes, and that people may find it helpful to sew patterns that have multiple ways of sewn together.
“If you’re trying to make something that is more durable, you might want to go with a pattern that has multiple layers of seaming, which may be less forgiving to your partner,” Zigler said.
Researchers say the study may help explain why certain sewing patterns are considered more beautiful or desirable, and why others are deemed to be less desirable.
For instance, a garment made with three layers of sewing could be seen as more desirable because it is more beautiful, but if it has one layer of seamed stitching, it could be perceived as less desirable, Ziegling said.
But the researchers caution that people can find ways to make their patterns more aesthetically pleasing, even if they aren’t necessarily more beautiful.
“I think that’s one of our biggest limitations in understanding how people actually make their own clothes,” Zivigler added.
“We can’t really understand the design of a garment unless we’ve got people who have done a lot of research into the design.”