Welcome 2018! It’s a New Year and with it comes new goals for my sewing! I’m always happy with what I’ve accomplished in the last year — it’s not easy to balance being a mom to young kids, working AND making time for my sewing.
In 2018, I have some lofty goals that I’d like to check off my list. I also have a few suggestions for you — Sewing Resolutions 2018!
Clean and organize my sewing room
This is a constant battle and one that I work on from time to time. 2018 will be no different — I want to work on keeping my sewing room neat and tidy and using my label maker more frequently!
What does your sewing room look like? Could you be more productive if it was more organized or is it an organized mess?
Join a sewing group
Did you know B-Sew Inn has a B-Inspired Club? “B-INSPIRED” Club is a monthly event with a lecture-demo presentation offering inspiration through fun projects, samples, ideas, helpful tips, and tools.
Check it out and join us for a bunch of fun and inspiration in 2018!
Attend an event and Guide Class
No one is ever too experienced to learn something new. Commit yourself to expanding your sewing knowledge by taking a sewing class or attending a workshop. If you are new to sewing take several classes to get you started in the right direction. Learning those initial sewing techniques the right way is important.
I always learn something new when B-Sew Inn has a sewlibrity come to town and even our Guide Classes offer techniques and instructions to help you out with your serger, sewing machine, quilting machine or embroidery machine.
Did you know that Trevor Conquergood is coming to ALL 5 B-Sew Inn locations in a couple of weeks?! This is your chance to learn about embroidery, meet to friends and have fun! Plus, you’ll receive a FREE gift that includes thread and 2 embroidery design collections.
Finish a UFO
We all know we have them, so let’s finish a few and check them off our list in 2018!
What am I going to be working on? Glad you asked… a few baby quilts, a block of the month bed quilt (yeah, I’m a few months behind) AND a holiday quilt or two. Needless to say, I have quite a few. Follow us on Facebook to check the progress on my completed UFO!
Learn something NEW
When it comes to sewing, I tend to stick with what I know. I hardly venture out of my comfort zone to try something different. What can I say, I guess I don’t want to ruin the fabric?! BUT, in 2018, I want to try something new!
I’m not sure what my new “trick” will be, but I want to use my serger more and learn more techniques with my additional machine feet.
Wear what I make
In 2018 I want to make something I can wear! I’ve made several items for the kids that they can wear, but I have yet to make something for myself. This is the year! My goal is to use my serger to make something to wear. We’ll see how it turns out — I might only be able to wear it in the house. The more I sew, the better it gets… so this might be a skill in progress.
Make a challenging project
For me, sewing something I can wear will be a challenging project. But, for my mom, learning to paper piece was difficult for her. Last year, she accepted this challenge head-on and created a beautiful wall hanging by paper piecing.
What is something you’ve been wanting to try, but have been putting off because you think it will be too hard? This is the year to MAKE IT! The bright side, if you get stuck, bring it into one of our 5 locations and ask us for help. We’d be happy to give you our thoughts on what to do next or how to get past a tricky spot!
Your 2018 Sewing Resolutions
Do you make resolutions for the year? I know some people say that it’s silly and arbitrary, but personally I think it’s nice to have a little reminder to come up with some new goals and to reflect on where you are and what you’ve done.
I hope my list of 2018 To-Do will inspire you… even if just a little, to make this year your best sewing year yet!
What’s your sewing resolution for 2018?