Sewing Within Time Pockets

So many daily life needs and interests vie for our time. How to fit in a sewing project that actually gets finished?

From an easy sewn project such as a cap, or pillowcase, to a huge project such as a dress for a special occasion, or a set of drapes, it sure is great to have the satisfaction of completing a project well done.


First a real deadline is always the best motivation to start and complete a project. Something that creates a need. The first day of school, a birthday, a holiday, a special occasion or a promise, all can establish deadlines for a project.

Next, assuming the deadline is realistic within the demands of your lifestyle, pacing is the next factor to think about when timing a project. When pacing, consider that each sewing project breaks down to the same basic stages:

Planning the design
Gathering all the components
Setting up
Cutting out
Finishing steps


Each time you pick up your project, try to establish a realistic goal to complete a process or stage. The satisfaction of completion is a huge part of enjoying the creative process.

If you have a complicated life that includes kids and or a job, it can seem pretty remote that sewing can fit in between all the demands a complicated life throws at you. But try to notice the available little free “time pockets” where a fun mini project such as pillow hearts  or some easy gift-making can be squeezed in!

If sewing is fun to you, do it!

Do you have any tips or stories about how to enjoy the creative process?

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2 Comments to “Sewing Within Time Pockets”

  1. Stephanie says:

    One thing that is key for me is having a safe place to store my works-in-progress. I like to keep it out of the way, but it helps if I can still see it because it inspires me to do the next steps 🙂

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