Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets. –Author Unknown

Did you know September is National Sewing Month? Apparently it began in 1982 with a proclamation from Ronald Reagan naming September National Sewing Month to recognize the importance of home sewing to our nation. Well. Who knew?

When you think about, though, sewing has always played a major role in history. Betsy Ross sewed our nation’s flag, women used silk dressed to sew balloons that were used for reconnaissance during the Civil War, and hundreds of beautiful quilts were sewed that led slaves to freedom. Sewing is  a wonderful activity to do solo, a time to clear your mind and focus on each stitch. But it is also a lovely way to bring people together, a chance to catch up and chatter and bond over creativity.

Whether you sew for a living, for fun (or both), or you have never taken a stitch in your life, we can all enjoy this needle-and-thread-filled month. Visit the National Sewing Month website for ideas on how to celebrate, contests, free projects, and a daily giveaway all month long.

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3 thoughts on “Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets. –Author Unknown

  1. I knew it was National Sewing Month, but didn’t know it was President Reagan that declared it. Thanks for the tidbits of info!

    I had recently requested a sewing machine for Christmas this year. The following week, my husband walked in the door one afternoon and handed me a box… a brand new sewing machine! Then he took me shopping for sewing supplies because he didn’t know what all I needed. It was so fun and so sweet of him!

  2. I love this idea, and after all these years, did not know September was declared National Sewing Month! How cool is that! I have signed up for the newsletter, and regrettably do not have time for the contest, but perhaps another time!
    Thanks again for keeping us in the loop for all these great events, and the interesting blog info!

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