The Big November Destashing Week 3: Finding the time to sew


Here we are, on the third week of The Big November Destashing here, At home with Mrs H. Time flies when you’re destashing!

Bootstrap fashion by Kelly shared with CC BY-SA 2.0
If you’ve missed the posts, you can read more about:

Organising your fabric stash and shopping our shelves for inspiring fabric
Planning your destashing sewing 

Now that you’ve organised your fabric and have a plan for sewing, the only thing you need to take care of is finding the time to actually sit down and sew. For the purpose of this post, I am going to assume you sew for a hobby and not work and that you love it! I’m also going to assume that, like me, you’re never finding enough time in the day to sew.

Family by Jimmy Brown shared with CC BY 2.0
Here are some tips and ideas for finding more time to sew:

  1. Find the tiny chunks of time where you could fit some sewing. Like late at night after your kids have gone to bed, during lunchtime if you work from home, or even early in the morning, before everyone gets up. 
  2. Once you identify these small windows of time, try sewing in small chunks and don’t stress about not being able to finish a project as quickly as you would like to. Just enjoy the process, make yourself a cup of something nice and warm and enjoy your hobby and your craft.
  3. Another idea is to block time in your calendar for your sewing. I’m sure everyone in your family has their “me time” and “me activities” so you can create that time for yourself, even if it’s just a few hours during the week, when the other members of your family know you’re sewing and won’t disturb you (or suddenly become very hungry). 
  4. If you feel a bit guilty about spending time sewing, try to get two birds with one stone: while sewing, listen to a book, a podcast or even a lecture on a topic that interests you. 
  5. Try to see the bigger picture. Is sewing a meaningful part of your life? Does it make your happy? Then why not give it the importance it deserves?

What about you? How do you make time for sewing?

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