I’ve been feeling like there isn’t enough time to sew all the things I want to sew and it’s been stressing me out. (Admittedly, I keep thinking of MORE things I want to sew and buying fabric for them, which is piling up and adding to the problem. I’m making a rule for the summer: NO NEW FABRIC. )

So I’ve adopted something I saw discussed in the Instagram sewing world: “30 minutes a day.” There’s a Pattern Review forum for it, which says:

You can make your own rules – do you want to sew every day? Or does an average number of hours over the course of the week or month work better? Are you only including actual sewing or do you include shopping for fabric, the prep work, the pattern alterations, organizing your sewing space, etc.?

I’ve been trying to get some time in daily and I am indeed counting pattern prep, cutting, and even threading the serger as sewing–because it’s all part of the process.

With just a little bit of time every day I was able to finish a shirt for Doc in just over a week (!) so there’s clearly something to this idea of small, daily action towards your goals. Hmm….