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September is National Sewing Month

Updated on May 30, 2011

History of National Sewing Month

In 1982 Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month,

“In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

If you have never sewed before or would like to start sewing again, it is a good time to start. Classes are available in some fabric stores in the US, such as Jo-Ann Fabrics. See link. can give you a list of trained sewing instructors in the US, as well. See link.

Get out the old sewing machine and make a costume for Halloween, or start sewing gifts for the holidays. You can make holiday decorations or a new pair of drapes for your bedroom. is sponsoring a contest to encourage sewers to "innovate while they create." The challenge is to Reuse, Remake, Restyle your favorite things and recycle them into something new. If you would like to enter, go to the link I have provided.

Get Involved!

If you already know how to sew, why not teach someone else to sew. It is very rewarding!

Create your own sewing club and sew together on a group project. Maybe, send a quilt to our troops!

If you are a businessman or businesswoman, why not donate sewing supplies, fabric or equipment to the Girl Scouts or other worthwhile organization.

If you can not donate equipment, donate your time!

Sewing can save money and in this economy, we all need to save money!


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