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« on: August 24, 2008 11:53:47 AM »

I really don't know what my problem is. I just don't feel like sewing anymore. I was never amazing at it, only decent, but I still enjoyed doing it. Now I just can't seem to bring myself to my machine. My friend recently asked me to teach him how to sew, and even that was half-assed from me. I can't figure out where my impulse to sew went...

« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 07:30:45 PM »

It happens to us all.  Take some time off and you will get back in the mood.  I took the last year off from sewing and now back at it.  Just don't get rid of your stuff. I did some and now I'm kicking myself.

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008 08:11:12 PM »

I got burned out on sewing right before I had my kids.  Then, when I wanted to start again, I was too busy.  Now my kids are 4 and 8, and can entertain themselves long enough for me to get into sewing again.  Take a break, and I bet you'll start missing sewing, and want to start back up.  I did.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 06:25:59 AM »

It happens to us all.  Take some time off and you will get back in the mood. ... Just don't get rid of your stuff.

Very sage advice!  I agree totally.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008 03:19:08 AM »

I definitely go in spurts where I am into 1 craft and not interested in all in others. Crochet is pretty much a constant for me, but I'll go without sewing or scrapbooking for years, and then go wild over it. I've never considered getting rid of my sewing machine or supplies or scrapbooking stuff though, I know I will always come back to it!

Maybe do a swap or buy a new sewing book or a pattern for something you wouldn't usually do to get back "in the mood"?

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008 08:26:57 AM »

I have been crocheting for 14 years, but along the way, I have picked up other crafts. I may go months without crocheting, and that is ok. Wink

Then I will turn to sewing, banging out things for a few months before my machine earns a months long vacation.

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008 10:05:58 AM »

I definitely burn out on crafts.  I tend to go crazy with one craft (at the moment it's knitting) and do it to the point where the very idea of doing any more makes me cringe.  Then I switch to a different craft (for me it's sewing, embroidery, or plastic canvas)  and start all over again.

I agree with the person who warned against throwing away your stuff.  Burnout is temporary!  If you loved it once you WILL love it again! 
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008 02:09:13 PM »

Same here all around.  I go through binges with all my crafts.. crochet always takes a front page though since that is what I do for a job and all but when I get the itch to sew watch out!  I am having a hard time getting time to sew the past few months though.  I am hoping to get a ton of sewing done tomorrow.  I have some quilts that need to be finished - most of which have not been started but I am determined to make a few before it gets cold out!  (I am replacing the boys' blankets with quilts.  I just think it would be cooler to have quilts instead of blankets - although I will be using the blankets for the batting!)

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