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The Health Benefits of Sewing

The Health Benefits of Sewing

For individuals who love to sew, it is no surprise that this enjoyable activity is good for your health too. A great way to unwind after a long day and an opportunity to show off your creativity, sewing has mental, emotional and physical benefits. And on top of that, it’s a hobby you can pick up at any age.
Wondering how sewing is helping you? Here are three of the most important ways:

Stress Relief

If you are looking for a creative way to relieve your stress, sewing is a great option to consider. An enjoyable task that requires all your concentration, it is easy to get lost in a sewing project, forgetting about all your troubles and just relaxing. Studies have revealed that individuals experience a drop in heart rate, blood pressure and perspiration while sewing, making this activity one that is good for both your mind and your body.

Improved Hand-Eye Coordination

A hobby that requires your mind and body to work in unison, sewing keeps your fingers nimble and improves your hand-eye coordination as you work with a small needle and piece of thread for hours on end. Individuals of any age can benefit from improved hand-eye coordination, and it will make plenty of daily tasks easier.

Boost in Self-Esteem

Think about how great it feels to complete a sewing project. The pride in your work and the happiness at seeing your finished project is a special feeling. And there is nothing quite like receiving a compliment about a dress you made yourself or a DIY project you created for a friend.
This feeling of pride is a great self-esteem booster, and one of the best reasons to continue to sew.
Regardless of what type of sewing project you are working on, Nick of Time Textiles has everything you need to create an incredible final piece. From woven to knit, we have lots of great options for you to choose from. Shop our online fabric selection or visit our Allentown, Pennsylvania shop at 1701 Union Blvd. #301 to find just what you’re looking for to complete your next creative – and healthy – endeavor.

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