Sewing Tips - Stay Healthy and Safe in Your Sewing Habits

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It's easy to jump into a sewing project and forget about yourself in the process. However, many activities in sewing can put strain on a body over extended periods of time. Putting some thought into your habits and workspace before you begin can help protect your health and increase your enjoyment and productivity. Learn more about Handbag Designing at www.isidoradesigns.com

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Sewing Tips - Stay Healthy and Safe in Your Sewing Habits:

Sewing Tips - Stay Healthy and Safe in Your Sewing Habits

It's easy to jump into a sewing project and forget about yourself in the process.:

It's easy to jump into a sewing project and forget about yourself in the process.

However, many activities in sewing can put strain on a body over extended periods of time. Putting some thought into your habits and workspace before you begin can help protect your health and increase your enjoyment and productivity.:

However, many activities in sewing can put strain on a body over extended periods of time. Putting some thought into your habits and workspace before you begin can help protect your health and increase your enjoyment and productivity.

Sewing Risks and Remedies:

Sewing Risks and Remedies

The biggest risks to watch out for in sewing are sharp objects, bad posture, repetitive motions, reaching motions and fatigue. :

The biggest risks to watch out for in sewing are sharp objects, bad posture, repetitive motions, reaching motions and fatigue.

Preemptively addressing these issues before they become a problem will enhance your sewing experience a great deal.:

Preemptively addressing these issues before they become a problem will enhance your sewing experience a great deal.

Sharp Objects:

Sharp Objects

Frequently used tools that often have to be kept close at hand.:

F requently used tools that often have to be kept close at hand.

It is also advisable to always wear shoes while sewing, so that your feet won't be injured if something accidentally drops. :

It is also advisable to always wear shoes while sewing, so that your feet won't be injured if something accidentally drops.

Bad posture:

Bad posture

Entails spending long periods of time in positions that don't properly support your body's weight. In sewing, this most often occurs in leaning forward while sitting or while standing over a table.:

E ntails spending long periods of time in positions that don't properly support your body's weight. In sewing, this most often occurs in leaning forward while sitting or while standing over a table.

Not all the standing tasks have alternatives, such as cutting or pinning large pieces of fabric, but you can take frequent breaks or change up your activities rather than doing all of a certain task at once.:

Not all the standing tasks have alternatives, such as cutting or pinning large pieces of fabric, but you can take frequent breaks or change up your activities rather than doing all of a certain task at once.

Repetitive Motions:

Repetitive Motions

Involve using the same muscle groups -- often the wrists and fingers -- repeatedly in the same ways while you are working. :

I nvolve using the same muscle groups -- often the wrists and fingers -- repeatedly in the same ways while you are working.

Not all the standing tasks have alternatives, such as cutting or pinning large pieces of fabric, but you can take frequent breaks or change up your activities rather than doing all of a certain task at once.:

Not all the standing tasks have alternatives, such as cutting or pinning large pieces of fabric, but you can take frequent breaks or change up your activities rather than doing all of a certain task at once.

Over time, this can damage those parts of the body, making it difficult or impossible to continue doing those tasks.:

Over time, this can damage those parts of the body, making it difficult or impossible to continue doing those tasks.

Not all the standing tasks have alternatives, such as cutting or pinning large pieces of fabric, but you can take frequent breaks or change up your activities rather than doing all of a certain task at once.:

Not all the standing tasks have alternatives, such as cutting or pinning large pieces of fabric, but you can take frequent breaks or change up your activities rather than doing all of a certain task at once.

Fatigue:

Fatigue

This is probably the most potentially dangerous and the most unconsidered sewing risk of them all.:

This is probably the most potentially dangerous and the most unconsidered sewing risk of them all.

It's often a temptation to keep pushing forward with a project to get more done after your mind and body have become worn out, but you need to discipline yourself to not give in to it.:

It's often a temptation to keep pushing forward with a project to get more done after your mind and body have become worn out, but you need to discipline yourself to not give in to it.

For many, sewing is an enjoyable, and often relaxing, activity in which a lot of hours can be happily spent. :

For many, sewing is an enjoyable, and often relaxing, activity in which a lot of hours can be happily spent.

It's not always thought of in terms of being a physical activity, but taking some time to consider the physical aspects early on can protect against avoidable problems so that you can continue enjoying it for years to come. :

It's not always thought of in terms of being a physical activity, but taking some time to consider the physical aspects early on can protect against avoidable problems so that you can continue enjoying it for years to come.

Learn more about Bag Sewing Tips at www.isidoradesigns.com:

Learn more about Bag Sewing Tips at www.isidoradesigns.com

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