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Do You Know "September Is National Sewing Month"

Updated on January 10, 2014

Why Not Start Enjoying The National Sewing Month Of September Now Itself

I am really excited to share with you that September is considered as National Sewing day. So, I will be going to share with you some of the exciting sewing projects, sewing machines and many more beautiful sewing things. I will concentrate on adding completely new and unique stuff in my lens all through the month of september, so keep reading until you discover or stumble upon some of the best sewing stuff.

First of all, I will sincerely request you to start sewing, if you have not yet started because September is the month of celebrations and party. Whether you are a beginner or expert, just start sewing for fun and enjoyment making this September one of the best month you have ever spent.

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Why Was September Declared National Sewing Month?

Let's Bring Alive Our Lost Memories

Ronald Regan, who was the 40th president of United States of America declared September to be National Sewing Month in the year of 1982. He took this step to inculcate the importance and recognition of home sewing to the entire world. Through his novel initiative, we are now celebrating this beautiful month and promoting the rich heritage and culture of our nation to younger generation.

Visit here to read the proclamations made by President Ronald on September 27, 1985 regarding National Sewing Month.

Nowadays, in the age of science and technology, younger generation are inclining towards latest gadgets, cell phones, laptops, etc. and making video games, social networking, etc, as their hobbies. I am not criticizing the technology but I just remember the olden golden days, when my mom used to teach my elder sisters sewing, embroidery, cooking, crocheting and many more important skills, which can be helpful in later part of her life.

The True Essence of National Sewing Month

Humble Beginning: Make Sewing Your Favorite Hobby

My mom is sewing since she was a child and never ever, she dislikes it. Whether she is sick or busy with other home chores, she will definitely stitch pajamas, beautiful shirts and curtains. She loves to work on cotton, linen, satin, velvet, wool, lace, etc. and have a great portfolio in her old wooden almirah.

Honestly, sewing is a great and exciting hobby, and I would love to say that it is useful hobby because you will lose button sometime in your life and you don’t have mother at your side or you are alone at home. At that time, your sewing skills will come into play.

In order to learn sewing, you can take help of your mother, friends or relatives. There are some other resources as well, which will guide you systematically in learning and mastering sewing such as ebooks and videos in quick period of time. But, you should have necessary tools to start sewing.

You may ask why not choose hand sewing instead of machine sewing. It’s simple because hand sewing consumes a lot of time and there can be lot of sewing errors. So, the best way to start sewing is with the aid of sewing machine, which don’t require any special skills like Spiderman to start.

How To Select Best Sewing Machine

Consider Your Budget And Needs Before Choosing Sewing Machine

There are loads of sewing machines to choose from, but you need to consider your budget, brand and needs before buying. As for the budget, they usually cost between the ranges of $50 to $500 and even up. Singer and Brother are the best brands to try out. My mom has a Singer sewing machine, which her mother presented on eve of the marriage. It is heavy and comes with teakwood stand. In addition, beautiful designs are inscribed on the body.

I would advise you to buy a new sewing machine rather than an older one because it will give numerous benefits and advantages in your new journey. Buying a new machine is well worth and handy in saving you lots of money and time on servicing, oiling and other necessary repairs, which subject to occur due to being old and used machine. Choose wisely even if it consumes time or more money.

Since, the machines are available with sewing as well as embroidery functions; they will be your best bet. They are even computerized and help in making finest, creative and innovative dresses swiftly. Presently, Amazon is offering more than 60% discount on some of the best sewing machines and sewing accessories with respect to National Sewing Month.

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Some Important Sewing Tools

Scissors, Measuring Tape, Needles, Thread And Many More

Although the sewing tools list is lengthy, they are cheap and productive. Some of the sewing tools like sewing machine needle, measuring tape and other related stuff are called as "notions." There are numerous sewing tools, which will help you in learning your hobby in professional manner. However, I will list limited sewing tools here, which are useful and handy.

1. Scissors

2. Measuring Tape

3. Hand Sewing Needles

4. Machine Sewing Needles

5. Multi-Color Thread

6. Pens, Chalks And Markers

7. Pins, Pincushions and pin holders

8. Needle Threader

9. Steam Iron

10. Seam Ripper

11. Long Ruler

12. Elastic roll

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Selecting A New Sewing Book For Humble Beginning

Sewing Books With Step-By-Step And Pictorial Illustrations Proves Helpful In Learning Sewing

There are many sewing books catering different aspects of sewing levels for beginner, intermediate and expert level. Sewing books, which have creative and artistic approach presented in easy to digest and pictorial manner will make you expert overnight. However, if you know sewing and want to polish your sewing skills, then there are many books containing different patterns, projects and blueprints to feed your hunger.

You will be able to learn different types of stitches like double stitching, blind stitching and overcoat, which will help you in stitching perfect and flawless clothes in professional manner. Even if you try to stitch one small dress for your doll or teddy bear twice a week, then you will accomplish your dream of becoming expert in sewing in few months.

My advice for you is not just stick to latest sewing magazines, read, and read… But, make effort. Even though if you find it difficult and tricky, make a plan and stick to the sewing basics. God willing, you will become expert and stitch beautiful clothes with latest designs and styles for your family, pets, relatives, neighbors and friends.

If you get struck in the midst of any problem, just search on internet on Yahoo answers, Facebook sewing groups, etc. I am sure someone like you have already faced the similar problem and some expert has successfully answered it making easy for you to solve it with ease in a jiffy. Don’t worry, I am with you and promise to help you in learning sewing easily and swiftly.

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Polishing Your Sewing Skills To Earn

Learning New Patterns, Designs And Styles To Stand Out From The Crowd

If you know sewing and want to polish your sewing skills, then there are many books containing different patterns, projects and blueprints to feed your hunger. Learning new patterns, designs and styles will make you to stand out from the crowd and even make a living from your hobby.

Honestly, if you have time, then make beautiful products and sell it at events, functions and cultural festivals. Just make one dress a day, which will consume not more than 2 to 3 hours, and you will make more than $100 from the comfort of your home.

My Last Request

Sewing As A Hobby

Since September is National Sewing Month, this is most humble time to start your hobby. September is a time to celebrate and rejoice our passion as well as enthusiasm with National Sewing Month. I know the original, creative, soothing and calming effects of sewing that can be again integrated and incorporated in the our new generation, which will be carried on by the next following generation.

Don’t worry, I am always with you and promise to help you in learning sewing easily and swiftly. Just make Sewing as your hobby and roll on....

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    • Silver63 profile image

      Silver63 4 years ago

      Yes, my mom sewed a lot of my clothes and even made my wedding dress. I like sewing but never got good like my mom, she taught me everything I know about it though. Nice lens! Thanks.

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      slazengeer 5 years ago

      @Gayle Dowell: Admiring is just indirect form of loving the hobby...

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      I don't sew, but I admire those who do!

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      slazengeer 5 years ago

      @Elaine Chen: Hi Elain, We have just 13 days left, so do you have any ideas to promote National Sewing Month.

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      Now I have better understanding about National Sewing Month; thanks for your sharing :-)