Month of Making Sewing Space
January 2019 is going to be all about making Sewing Space! Cleaning, organizing, sewing, loving, and using your sewing space! I did this little live video in the group as an intro!
No Space/Hobby Shaming
I do not mean to admonish anyone by giving this warning/directive, but it’s something that I’ve seen pop up in the group, and it’s a behavior that many of us engage in unwittingly.
When someone posts about a problem they’re having, many of us might wish that we had that “problem”. Say a person posts from their 2,000 square foot sewing room that they are having difficulties storing fabric, and you’re sitting in the 20 square foot corner of your living room and scoffing “Well, if I had that much space I wouldn’t have any problems“.
Ok, that’s cool, I have those sorts of thoughts all the time about all sorts of things and people. In fact, I say in this video that I might have the “bitchiest brain that you ever did see”. But before you burn precious energy typing and before you push the “send” button, think about whether or not your thought is helpful or kind. Helpful and kind things are the things that we need in the Facebook Group.
Do you have a helpful suggestion for this person with acres of space? Great- post it. Just got snark? Go find a friend to whom you may bitch freely.
Facebook Live Every Day
I’ll be going live EVERY DAY in the Self Sewn Wardrobe Group to align with our 31 Days of Sewing Challenge. Some will be scheduled, some will not. I published our Month of Making Sewing Space Planner with a 31 day tracker, and I’ve got a ton of blog posts and social posts coming up with tips and product recommendations, but bottom line- you’ve got to GET IN THERE and touch your stuff, make friends with your space and get the feeling like you’re the master of your domain!
I love reading, planning, listening, and writing. But like any habit or any problem we want to solve, action is what get’s things done! I wrote in this blog post about how taking chunks of time (some much smaller than I would have liked) helped me to finish a rather daunting project over the course of a few weeks. Even small amounts of time in your sewing space will help you make friends with it, keep it cleaner, or accomplish whatever goal you set for yourself.
Sew Long and Sew Happy! I can’t wait to start 2019 with all of you fabulous Sewing Machines!