Confessions of a Quilt-aholic: Is Sewing Making Me Anti-Social


Sewing Introverts Unite! Or… maybe don’t unite, and just stay at home and sew! Seriously, it’s how I feel a lot of the time. I use sewing as an escape from the world. I see what’s going on in the world, and all I can think is, “Wouldn’t it be so much better if everyone just went home and sewed.” I don’t consider myself anti-social or anything, but I’m just not a super social person. Instead of going to a bar, I would rather sew.

I’m not sure if I would rather sew instead of going to a bar because I have an aversion to alcohol, or just simply because I would rather sew, and to be honest, I would rather sew alone. Every time I try to go to a sewing group, or a class, I just don’t get any sewing done. Maybe it’s because I can’t multitask, and I can’t sew and talk at the same time. It’s just too difficult for me I suppose. I’m not sure. I mean, I can watch Netflix and sew, but for some reason sewing in social settings just doesn’t do it for me.

Now I guess, here is the question I am posing: Do you sew better alone or with someone else? Personally, I do better all alone in my sewing room while watching Netflix, or listening to some Dusty Springfield. (Yes, I listen to Dusty Springfield quite a bit… You should listen to “If You Go Away”) I tried going to sewing groups and circles, and classes, but find them too distracting and I just don;t get anything done. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy sewing groups, but not for sewing, just for a little bit of socializing. Does that make me anti-social, or just a devoted sewist? Maybe I’ll never know!


  1. Cindy says:

    That’s not anti social. Maybe you are too busy being social to quilt!

    I like being in a group, but I also love my alone time. I can get quite a bit done when I am determined. If I am being lazy or just relaxed, I can be in a sewing group for HOURS and have little to show for all that time.

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