hobby vs. work


at the moment I am noticing again, that my hobbies change with the kind of work I do. I am working in a fabric store, teaching sewing classes, doing some organizational things and selling fabric. I really like this job. Its fun and I am surrounded by fabric, sewing and people who love it as much as I do. I get lots of new ideas, but at the same time I do not want to spend all my free time sewing, instead I am picking up cooking as a hobby again. It seems, when I am surrounded by sewing things at work, it looses some of its pull as a hobby. I noticed that back when I was in fashion school… until then I never had spend so little of my free time sewing.

Do you know that feeling? When doing something different at work, sewing, or anything else you like to do, fills a lot of your free time, but when working in something sewing related free time is filled with other hobbies? Did anyone of you ever turned a hobby into a job? Or maybe a job became a hobby after you changed work?

The good thing is, that I do not work full time, so I have quite some free time, that I can fill with cooking and whatever I feel like and some sewing.

I am not able to stop sewing completely. I get itchy, when not sewing for long.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy



  1. Oh working in a fabric store sounds wonderful to me.
    I’m working in a lab as a scientist and sewing is one of my hobbies. Working with my hands with DIY projects is my way to relax after work, to create something with my own hands.
    Would I change how I live at the moment and turn my hobby into my job? No. I love science and I love my hobby. I dont want miss both sides of my life 🙂

  2. I think working in a fabric or scrapbook store would be dangerous! I definitely need to work on some projects before I buy more supplies. I think I would like to turn a hobby into a job, but I am afraid that it wouldn’t be as interesting if it was my job.

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