Friday, September 7, 2012

National Sewing Month

Well, we are into it now by seven days! 
Welcome to September! 

Dress pattern by TenderfeetStitches


September is National Sewing Month, as originally proclaimed by president Ronald Regan in September 1982.  It was in conjunction with the American Home Sewing and Craft Assoc. and  said, in part, "in recognition of the importance of home sewing in our nation."  It also said, "Tens of millions of American sew at home.  Their efforts demonstrate the industry, the skill and the self-reliance which are so characteristic of this Nation."


Wallet pattern by chasingelephants
 
If you are interested in the history of National Sewing month you can visit NationalSewingMonth.org.  They have some free projects, a contest and the history of the month.  I will be writing about sewing in this blog all month.  In the meantime, enjoy the awesome sewing patterns for today's Friday Finds!


Bib patterns by preciouspatterns

Let's go Sew!

6 comments:

BeadedTail said...

I don't know how to sew any month! :) Those bibs are so cute though!

Kathleen said...

Wow, I did not know that! What great features - I love the little bibs, too =)

storybeader said...

what a great post! Didn't know September was National Sewing Month. What a nice idea! There's lots of seamstresses on Etsy! Go Sew! {:-D

Kaili Williams said...

Great post! I've been trying to get back into sewing, but I haven't done it much for years!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I have a present I need to sew for a friend. It's simple sewing and I need to make it soon.
You found some cute images!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

And I just got a "new" machine that belonged to my mom-in-law!! Guess I'd better use it this month!! Love those cute bibs!