We all are given the same 24 hours in a day and it’s our responsibility to figure out how to spend it to get the most out of it. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 11 years now and finding time is a constant battle for me, but over the past decade I’ve figured out a few ways to manage my time better, allowing me to do the things I love. Like sew. Today I’m sharing with you 5 tips to Make time to Sew.
- Decide the day.
- Mark on family calendar.
- Make sure all is clean and chores finished, dinner cooked ahead of time.
Consider making a crock pot meal the day of your sewing so you are not interrupted to cook dinner. This book, Fix it and Forget it, is a sewers friend!
Sew while others sleep
- Are you a night owl or early bird?
- Find the time when your family is resting or watching a show you’d prefer to skip. Even if you only sew for 10 minutes, you will feel very good about what you got done.
Sew with others!
- Saying out loud you are going to do something makes you accountable!
- Schedule it!
- Sew the same thing and prepare ahead of time.
- Sew together but different things.
- Set up a zoom meeting or FaceTime if you can’t meet in person. The fact you are setting up the time will keep you on track to accomplish something.
Keeping track of ideas in journals.
It is easy to get overwhelmed with ideas, especially when we scroll through Pinterest or Instagram for inspiration. I’ve been journaling for most of my life, it helps me keep my thoughts in one place and over the years I look back over my journals to see how the inspiration for a project began. Recently I found these journals on Amazon and I like them because I can draw on the outside of them, label the sides, sketch inside, and best of all, they are the same size so I can keep them next to one another.
Make sewing a priority and set aside 10-15 minutes a day! In one week you will have about an hour of completed work. Break sewing down to time managed task, use the below list as a suggestion and be sure to scroll down a bit more and print my Make time to Sew organizer.
- Choose a pattern
- Choose fabric
- Prewash – Iron fabric
- Cut pattern pieces
- Lay fabric out and cut pieces
- Sew broken into sections
Now it’s time to print off your two page organizer, click the image below to download.
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