Do you put off all those little sewing tasks? Things like fixing a broken zipper or organizing your scraps or sewing on a button that’s popped off? I know I do.
For this month, I have a new habit I’d like to form: I want to do something sewing related for at least 15 minutes a day.
I think this will have a few positive effects. One, it’ll give me a little time for relaxation and creativity, even when I feel I’m two busy. It’s a break from the day, which I sorely need sometimes.
Two, I might actually get some of those small tasks done!
Third, it’ll help me actually start some of the things I’ve planned. Often, I don’t start a big project because it seems too huge, like it will take too long. But in reality, it can be broken down into short and manageable chunks.
Here’s how I’m going to try to get this habit done:
- Set aside time. I like to do a little sewing for myself before I leave work for the day. It’s like my transition between work time and personal time. I used to do this a lot more, but tend to neglect it when things get busy, so having 15 minutes set aside at the end of the day should really help.
- List some quick tasks. Sometimes it seems like every sewing project has to take hours. So I jotted down a list of several quick things I could do, whether they’re parts of a larger project, or just small things I need to do.
- It doesn’t have to involve stitching. It could be cleaning, it could be organizing, it could be pressing or cutting. As long as it sets the stage for more sewing, it’s good.
I think this will be a really fun habit to get into, because it’ll give me more creative time. What do you think?
By the way, I did very well on my habit from last month, mostly keeping pins entirely away from my mouth. I’m so happy about this one, because it’s something I’ve been trying to break for years, but sort of half-heartedly. Having it in my mind as the one thing to concentrate on this month was super helpful for me. What about you?