But I have to tell you, I think what I have learned is that I prefer small projects. Keeping up my sewing enthusiasm during this slipcover was tough. With a dog with a sore paw and his inclination to play it up, and a lot of hoopla at work, coming home to sew this monstrously huge project was not relaxing at all. And I sew to relax.
So it got me thinking about the lag one gets half way through a project....I had taken a few days out to download my next project and to pre-treat the fabric and cut it....but I absolutely refused to start sewing a new project until this one was done.
What do you do when you have lost enthusiasm for your sewing project?
Here are a few rules I've set for myself:
- Think through the size of the sewing project before you start....really think it through
- refuse to start sewing a new project until the last one is done
- use my sewing in half hour segments if I am really feeling burned-out on a project. You can get a lot done in half an hour
- take (up to) a two day break from it all
- read blogs to get inspiration
- Also, take the time to get organized (keep all materials I need together) and make four or five bobbins of thread at once