Wednesday, September 1, 2010

National Sewing Month

I didn't know that September is National Sewing Month until a promotional email from Jo-Ann's Fabric hit my inbox several days ago. According to the holiday's official website it "began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month 'In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.'"

How exciting! A quick Google search revealed numerous websites hosting National Sewing Month projects with free templates and instructions.

Also, several websites are hosting huge giveaways. I am most interested in this giveaway, hosted by Jo-Ann's and Martha Stewart. You can enter the drawing daily and there are some really great prizes! I'd love to win a Rowenta iron or a gift card or even a new sewing machine!

In honor of National Sewing Month, I'm going to make a commitment to finishing my grandfather's quilt top. Once that is complete, I'll try to also finish the quilt top that I need to return to the church. And if there is extra time after that (HA!) I'll make the cloth napkins I've already purchased fabric for.

4 comments:

bekahcubed said...

I didn't know it was National Sewing Month either, but now that I do know...

I have a bazillion projects waiting to be done :-) Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), I just got another job, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have this month!

But maybe I can at least finish the gathered rag rug I'm currently sewing.

Cassandra said...

Congratulations on your new job! If you have time, good luck with your gathered rag rug!

Lady Rose said...

Cassandra,

What a pity for me! It's National Sewing Month, and I can't sew a lick, shoot! :(

-Lady Rose

Cassandra said...

Lady Rose - Any chance this could be the month you could try a tiny sewing project? :)