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.
DEADLINES AS MOTIVATION
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
ESTABLISH MINI GOALS AND PACE YOURSELF
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?