National Sewing Month 2010

NationalSewingMonthSept2010.jpgDid you know that September is National Sewing Month? I think that means we have an excuse to spend just a little more time sewing or adding to our stash, right?

NationalSewingMonth.org has a list of ideas for getting more involved with sewing this month:

  • Teach a family member or friend to sew.
  • Volunteer your time and teach sewing to a local youth organization like Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs.
  • Make it possible for someone to learn how to sew. Give employees time off work so they can volunteer their time; or donate fabrics, equipment, and sewing supplies.
  • Sew more often. If you haven’t been sewing lately, find out what’s new in the sewing world at a local fabric or sewing machine store.
  • Join your local chapter of the American Sewing Guild at www.asg.org and participate in its activities.
  • Register for a class at a local fabric store or sewing machine dealership and take a friend.
  • Contact your local public television station and make a contribution that supports sewing programs.
  • Create your own sewing circle of friends; it’s fun to sew with others!

The National Sewing Month website also has written instructions and a video for making either a Kindle or an iPad cover.

NationalSewingMonthSept2010Contest_300x250.jpgAnd lastly, there is an “Accessorize Your Life” contest through the month of September. Your accessory can fall into one of these categories: Fashion/Garments, Personal Items, Home Dec (including kitchens & outdoor), Sewing Room, Travel, Pets, Office/Work, or Auto. Guidelines and the entry form are available on the contest page.

We’d love to hear how you plan to celebrate your love of sewing!