How to Get Your Sewing Mojo Back!


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Over the weekend I organized my sewing room (a never ending task). Being in a messy room kills any creativity for me. Plus, with work, life and all the other things that get in the way of sewing I've lost a bit of my sewing mojo.

Maybe because I've been sewing rather difficult projects that don't finish up in a day or maybe too many failures and not enough wins. That can get anybody down.

On Saturday I tidied up and found a really cute piece of fabric. Just a square of fabric that wasn't big enough to do much but big enough not to throw away (heaven forbid!). I ended up making this pin cushion. I am going to give it to a sewing buddy. Well, that was all I needed to get my sewing mojo back.

Sewing something for someone else was just the kick start I needed. Afterwards I organized all my ongoing projects together in clear bins. I cut out interfacing and missing pieces to projects, pre-washed fabric, you know all those little details that if not done ahead can stop you in your sewing tracks. I got everything ready for the week. Now, when I get a minute I can just pull out a project and get going on it.

I'm excited for my sewing week and for my mojo to be back where it should be; in the sewing room. How do you keep your spirits up when sewing? Do you take a break, work on something easy? Let me know here on the blog. We all could use a few words of wisdom here.

And, if you need some inspiration yourself please check out the Stitch 2013 CD Collection. You're sure to get tons of great ideas and bring your sewing magic back.

Happy Sewing!

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About Jill

I am the Online Editor for Sew Daily and I am so incredibly excited to meet everyone here on this amazing sewing community!

My first passion is garment sewing, I love vintage sewing patterns and working with knits and silks. I also get very jazzed about sewing pants and love learning couture techniques. What about you? I can't wait to get started finding out more about you and what you like to sew.

6 thoughts on “How to Get Your Sewing Mojo Back!

  1. I do something similar. My sewing space doubles as an office, which means every nick nack in the world ends up on my sewing table. I have to return all unrelated items to their proper homes, vacuum the floor, dust the counters, and rechristen the space as a sewing space before I allow any creativity to happen there 🙂 Wierd ritual, I know.

  2. I do something similar. My sewing space doubles as an office, which means every nick nack in the world ends up on my sewing table. I have to return all unrelated items to their proper homes, vacuum the floor, dust the counters, and rechristen the space as a sewing space before I allow any creativity to happen there 🙂 Wierd ritual, I know.

  3. Yes, life gets in the way of sewing, so I have changed to doing quick projects that do not cause too much stress of difficulty, yet still have plenty of room for creativity. Such as placemaats, wall hangings, mug rugs, quilted bags of different sizes. ( I used to do clothing, bridal, costumes.) I changed my focus, as I now have a job that gives me less time for the pursuit of sewing. (I also used to work at Joann Fabrics.)

    But what really helped me recently, was that I organized my useable scraps by colour, in boxes, and marked the boxes. Now, I can plan my colour choices, pull out the boxes and start my project. Otherwise I was hunting around for a half-remembered fabric or overwhelmed by a mixed bag of scraps. Now, I know what I have and can go from there easily, which timewise, makes it much easier.

  4. I have several squares of fabric fused onto heavy weight pellon. I layer these squares with metallic thread snips, ribbons, spots and streaks of fabric paint, pieces of paper etc. I pin them where I can see them. As the mood strikes, I fuse chiffon, organza, see through lace, or tulle of various colors over different parts of the square. I just keep adding to and stitching over until I get think it looks good and not garish. Sometimes I slip little beads of glitter under the organza/tulle. I free motion stitch words or shapes on top of the whole thing. I then cut into smaller sizes and put behind windows on cardstock and voila, a gorgeous greeting card that is always fawned over. I can do this while watching TV just to break the monotony. Great way to use up scraps and dried up acrylic paint too!

  5. I totally cleaned up and reorganized my sewing space a couple of years ago. It is easier to get things done.
    I clean and organize my sewing area before I start to work on each project. I clear off the cutting table and get all of the tools that I will need for the next project out and on the table. That makes my project a lot more inviting.

  6. When sewing gets tedious I do something else. Not a different project, a different activity. Depending on season, weather and mood I may work in my garden, take a hike, go to the library, knit or something else instead. The idea is to get the kinks out of my back and get out of the sewing chair.

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