April Sewing Stats- How much time do you spend in your sewing lair?

Hi there! Have you ever wondered how much and when do other seamstresses get their sew on? I know I do! Am I just terribly nosy? Perhaps. But in the interest of science and blog fun, I decided to track my sewing for the month of April to see how much and on what projects do I spend my free time. Isn’t everyone’s free time spent sewing?

April Sewing TotalsTurns out, I spent 46 and a half hours sewing in April! Holy Cow! That is highly unusual, I suspect, but I will need more data to determine (I might as well just keep this experiment up for a few months. I, at least, found it fascinating). A big factor in all that free time was my paid work was slow. I am a content coordinator for a website, and sometimes there are lots of updates and changes, and sometimes there isn’t. That works great for me, I like things flexible, and I work from home. So, lucky me, I had lots of extra time this month to spend in my favorite room of the house!

Maybe this had something to do with my productivity last month?

Maybe this had something to do with my productivity last month?

Another factor in April was my excitement over 2 big projects– my Ikat jacket and making my first pair of jeans. Both of these were so fun I couldn’t tear myself away! I also made a full muslin of the jacket that took 10 hours (while stopping frequently to watch the Craftsy class Sew Better, Sew Faster) and I muslined the jeans, also. The actual jeans are not even finished yet, but in the end, I hope to have a great pair of black jeans I can wear with everything and a Tried and True pattern so I can make every color and crazy pattern of jeans imaginable. I live in jeans 9 days out of 10, so making my own pairs would be a game changer for me!

The Cascade skirt is finished and you get a sneak peek of it in my MMM Week 1 round up. It will be fun to style up and take pictures of for the blog, but I don’t think I’ll have much to say on the construction. Only 2 hours from start to finish. It sure was a nice easy skirt after these giant monster projects I have taken on lately.

I noticed that I would spend about an hour a day sewing, skipping some days, but then spending a good chunk of time on Sunday getting deep into it. Does everyone in your family call it “Sew Sunday” also? That’s a thing, right?

I would love to know how much time others spend sewing, how long projects take them, and how they fit it all into their busy lives. I guess I’ll just admit I’m nosy. There, I said it.


2 thoughts on “April Sewing Stats- How much time do you spend in your sewing lair?

  1. I’ve never really sat down & counted how many hours I spend sewing, I just try to do as much as I can everyday! Sometimes that’s all day, & those are my favourite days. I do know that I made a blouse in 3.5 hours yesterday, I had hoped to do it in 2… 🙂

  2. Hmm. Now you have me interested in when and how much time I spend sewing 🙂
    My husband is off work on Sunday/Monday so I try not to sew then. I bet my busiest day would be Wednesday, but now I have to track to see!

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