National Sewing Month is here again!
As if you needed another reason to spend time at your sewing machine, September is National Sewing Month. This annual event is presented by a partnership between the Sewing & Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild.
This year marks the thirty-second anniversary of National Sewing Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to share your love of sewing and its therapeutic benefits with others. An excellent way to celebrate the hobby is to dedicate the month to sewing something new each week, or learn new sewing skills by signing up for a class at your local fabric shop or sewing machine dealer. Contact a local 4H group, Girl Scout troupe, or women’s shelter and volunteer to teach someone how to sew. This is the perfect opportunity to pass on the joy and satisfaction you get from sewing.
Along with free sewing projects and tutorials offered by the ASG and SCA, there’s also an annual sewing contest with a different theme each year. This year’s contest theme is “Sew for the Creativity of It!” For details on the contest and for news and updates throughout September, visit NationalSewingMonth.org and Facebook.com/sewingmonth.
How will you celebrate National Sewing Month in September? Do you volunteer or teach sewing to others throughout the year?
For the month of September I am sewing a black leather diaper bag for a new Daddy. It is lined with his favourite sports team pattern. Then I will be making a baby Romper, a pair of baby denim overalls and a camouflage outfit of hooded jacket, pants, hat and mittens, all for a great nephew due in Dec.
I would love to win a 1 year subscription as I love your Threads magazine and as a Senior every penny counts.
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For the month of September I plan to make 3 garments. One blouse, one skirt and one pair of pants. At this point the blouse and skirt are down to just getting the finishing done and the pants pattern has been selected and cut. I'm going to use the tips from the threads magazine to complete the finishing and hope to turn out a great fitting pair of jeans.
I am planning to make a few pair of "pajamas and finish up a quilt, I have been working on. With the help and support that I receive from Threads...I never lack for ideas and new techniques. I have a niece that is expecting in November, and she loved the blankets I made for her little girl who is now 2, and busy...and I plan to make something special for her.Checking out threads again, looking forward to make a different handbag.....