Sometimes we can find ourselves in a sewing rut. It happens to us all at one time or the other. Maybe you are just too busy, you are ill or have had a few projects fail. There doesn’t even have to be a reason. So what should you do if you lose your enthusiasm and your sewing mojo? Don’t worry! All is not lost. Here are 5 ways to get your sewjo back.
5 ways to get your sewjo back
1: Take a break
This will seem counterintuative but it really does help. Step away from your sewing table and do something else. Read a book, exercise, bake. Do anything except sewing. You need to give your brain a rest so that when you return to sewing you are refreshed and eager to create something fantastic.
2: Try a new craft
Following on from the above point, use your break to explore other creative avenues. Last year, whilst in a lull I taught myself to crochet. Although you are not sewing you are still being creative and ideas often come from something unrelated.
3: Tidy your stash
Tidying up your fabric and patterns could just be the spark you need. It is easy to forget about fabrics and patterns that you put to one side because they weren’t quite right at the time. Our tastes naturally change and evolve over time. Maybe something that wasn’t right 2 years ago would be just perfect now? While you are at it make sure your work space is tidy. A cluttered space is hard to work in. Make your space inviting and somewhere you want to be.
4: Remake an old favorite
If you have had a few projects not turn out as hoped go back and remake one of your TNT (tried and true) patterns. I have a few things that I can make with my eyes closed but the end results are always really good. If you are really stuck go back to basics and make a cushion cover. If you are assured a good outcome you can guarantee you will feel good with the end result.
5: Check out social media
Pinterest, YouTube and blogs are all great sources of inspiration. Look at what others have been making and let it fire your imagination. Would you make it the same way or change it? There are tutorials on YouTube for just about every sewing skill you could imagine. Use them to conquer that element that has stopped sewing being a pleasure for you. There is nothing like learning something new to make you feel on top of the world.
Sewing is a wonderful hobby that is gaining in popularity every year. It is only natural that on occasion you won’t really be in the mood. However, don’t despair if you do lose the urge to sew. There are always ways to get your sewjo back!
How would you reignite your passion for your hobby?
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