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Sew Many Sewing and Knitting Sentiments

Updated on August 20, 2014

Sew Many Quotes, Sew Little Time

If you are looking for some lovely words to capture the love of sewing or knitting, you have came to the right place. I began my search when making a card for a good friend who adores sewing, and I became inspired to make her a sewing box by decoupaging several quotes and little sewing notions on a tin. Since then I have had so many other ideas for using them in collages, pincushions, decorating my sewing room,and the list goes on ...

I hope that you will be infused with creativity as you read these sentiments, and as eager to use and share them as I am ...

Time Spent Sewing ...

I cannot count my day complete

'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.

Sew much fabric, sew little time!

Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,

The days pass quickly when I am sewing.

"All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle."

~ Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851

"She watched and taught the girls that sang at their embroidery frames while the great silk flowers grew from their needles." ~Louise Jordan Miln, The Feast of Lanterns

Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that - one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Knitting Niceties ...

"If I'm sittin'.....I'm knittin'"

"In the rhythm of the needles, there is music for the soul."

"There will always be knitting as long as there are two sticks and string."

"I like making a piece of string into something I can wear."

"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit, either."

~Elizabeth Zimmerman

Sew In Love ...

My soul is fed with needle and thread.

I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses.

I like making a piece of string into something I can wear.

"Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied."

~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859

A Little Quote Can Make A Thoughtful Impression

I made this little basket for my niece and I think the quote really makes it special.

Sew Fun ...

May your bobbin always be full!

Stitch your stress away.

As you sew, so shall you rip"

"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Knitting Humor ...

Knitting forever, housework whenever.

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing

at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was


Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the

trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled,


"NO!" the blonde yelled back, "IT'S A SCARF!"

"It took me years and years of trial efforts to work out that there

is absolutely no knitting triumph I can achieve that my husband

will think is worth being woken up for."

~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End:

Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Sewing Wisdom ...

"From the manner in which a woman draws her thread

at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can

surmise her thoughts." ~Honore de Balzac

Don't needle the seamstress.

Sewing mends the soul.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Sew much to learn ...

Sewing Rooms ...

"A creative mess is better than tidy idleness."

"Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets."

Knit I Say More?

"Useful and ornamental needlework, knitting, and netting are capable of being made, not only sources of personal gratification, but of high moral benefit, and the means of developing in surpassing loveliness and grace, some of the highest and noblest feelings of the soul." ~Author unknown, from The Ladies' Work Table Book, 1845

It Would Be Sew Nice to Hear From You ...

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    • imagelist lm profile image

      imagelist lm 

      5 years ago

      Nice lens...

    • lilantz profile image


      5 years ago

      Sewing is a very nice hobby to have. You can create all kind of clothes for yourself for someone. My sister has a business in sewing.

    • JeanJohnson LM profile image

      JeanJohnson LM 

      7 years ago

      these were nice little sayings, made me smiles, there are a lot of them, it's a surprise. thanks

    • Retro Loco profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      A unique lens! Love it.

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      7 years ago

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      7 years ago

      Such a cute lens.

      Love the quotes.

    • GonnaFly profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      Darn good quotes. Some of these had me in stitches :-)

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Darling sewing and knitting quotes. I love words too. Lensrolled back to Let Me Spin You a Yarn.


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