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.