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10 Things To Do When You're Not Feeling Creative

Feeling uninspired? Here are fun, approachable ways to reignite your creativity.

Posted in: Seamwork Radio Podcast • January 10, 2024 • Episode 175

Has your creativity ever felt a little low? Today, Sarai and Haley share ten things to do when you're just not feeling very creative.

They cover things you can do to come up with new ideas that get you excited again, things you can do to prepare for when creativity does strike, and things you can do to get your hands moving.

Below are the show notes for this podcast episode, a brief summary of what's covered, followed by a full transcript.

10 Things To Do When You’re Not Feeling Creative

Here are ten ideas if you're feeling a little bit low on the creativity spectrum right now.


  1. Watch a movie with great costumes.

  2. Go on a field trip to something fashion-related, like an art museum, a vintage store or high-end boutique.

  3. Make some frivolous mood boards on Pinterest based on a theme. Play with colors, garments, or anything that gets you feeling creative.

  4. Clean and organize your sewing space and your stash. You can do it in in 15 minutes

  5. Read a book about something creative. This could be historical fiction, fashion history, an art book, or even a biography.

  6. Plan a craft night, either with your friends or on your own.

  7. Spend time with a kid and watch how they approach their creativity with wild abandon.

  8. Tackle a UFO (an unfinished project), especially if there are only a few steps left. Or, do some mending.

  9. Do some wardrobe planning or personal style reflection.

  10. Go to the Seamwork Community or another community where you can get inspired by other people who are enthusiastic about making.

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