Life Lessons Learned From Sewing

As I’ve been doing my #MakeNine2019 projects, I’ve been thinking about how many life lessons you learn from being deeply involved in a creative process like sewing. I decided to write a series about it. The process of planning, preparing, and executing a project from start to finish brings about so many different types of experiences, they become a metaphor for life. These posts are my own personal #LearnNine2019.

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Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson One
Surrendering to the process brings unexpected results…
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Two
Outward appearances are deceiving. I can suspend judgment
and assume people are doing their best.

Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Three
Not everything is going to work out, and that’s okay…
you’re allowed to let go of the outcome.
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Four
Sometimes self care is not about DOING something;  it’s about
NOT doing something, even though you want to so much.
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Five
You can’t control what people will or won’t like,
so keep putting yourself out there, believe in what you’re
creating, and let the chips fall where they may.
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Six
Sometimes things fall apart, but a little creativity, ingenuity,
and resilience can turn things around.
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Seven
Sometimes it’s hard to admit when things aren’t working,
but giving up is not the same thing as letting go.
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Eight
Saying ‘No’ does not make you a selfish person. You are free
to release yourself from the 
unreasonable expectations of others.
Life Lessons Learned From Sewing – Lesson Nine – Coming Soon

More Thoughts From My Creative Journey:

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Why I Love Thrifted Fabrics

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Why I Am Not a Minimalist, Even Though I Sort of Am

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Things I’m Not Sewing For My Wardrobe, and Why

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