September is National Sewing Month

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It’s National Sewing Month!

The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

As we all know though, our passions for sewing today are a probably just a tiny bit different than they were in 1982! Well, that is for those of us who were around in 1982…  I don’t know about you, but back then, I was sewing because I couldn’t afford to buy what I wanted. Today I sew because I really do want to make it myself.  Store bought is nice, but the size is always wrong, the color’s not quite right… so off we go to the fabric store (or the fabric stash). Sure, we all still sew for utilitarian purposes, but all it takes is one look at Etsy and you’ll see how those creative juices REALLY flow. I particularly love that new sewists just dive right in – no more first timer A-line skirt project. And with intuitive machines, fun fabrics, easier patterns and a bit of spunk, I hear myself saying WOW quite a bit when friends share their first time projects. I’m impressed!

We hope you’re doing something special to celebrate National Sewing Month. Maybe it’s time to finish those UFO’s, take a class, join a group or start that business. Whatever you decide to do, why not share it with us on Facebook – join in the discussion!