12 days of Sewing Tips: Just Do 1 Thing

This might be my best sewing tip. It’s short and sweet, but can have a profound impact.

Some days, you just don’t feel like sewing. Some days, the WIP feels too immense, too simple act of threading the machine is just a hurdle that feels insurmountable. Those days, you just have to push through the inertia, get into your sewing room/nook/”dining room” (because you don’t actually dine there, amiright??), Turn on some music, and do 1 thing.

Make 1 block.

Sew 1 seam.

Cut the pieces from 1 fabric.

Press 1 seam allowance.

Pick 1 small goal and go for it. If you push through and only get that 1 thing done, you’re 1 step closer to finishing your project.

You might get enough momentum to keep going, but even if you don’t, you’re still ahead.

I’m sharing 12 days of mini-tutorials and sewing tips to help make your sewing merrier! Read all the posts here.

3 thoughts on “12 days of Sewing Tips: Just Do 1 Thing

  1. This is a great tip. It reminds me of the phase of life when I had a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old and the *only* way I got things done was to sew just one seam. (Or just 6 inches of one seam as the case may be.)

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