September Is National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month, and I already have a list of projects I want to get done this month.  All the kids are in school, so I have just a little more free time (we do keep the quads and big brother Jacob every other weekend to give their parents a break).

So, are you planning anything special for the month, or just regular sewing?  Personally, I think this would be an awesome time to teach someone how to sew.  Perhaps you have a grandchild, a niece, a friends child – or a friend who would like to learn to sew.  It would be a perfect time to give just a little bit of your time to help someone get started in sewing.  If you would like a little help in getting started with the teaching, we do have a book, “Learn How To Sew”, that gives tons of information on learning how to sew, as well as practice projects and a lot of hand sewing and machine sewing craft projects for the new sewer to get started on.  Here are a few things that the Learn How To Sew book contains:

  • Diagrams with explanations of all the parts of the sewing machine

  • How to install the sewing machine needle correctly

  • How to properly thread the sewing machine

  • Instruction and practice exercises on sewing straight stitches as well as using the zig zag features How to make seams

  • Preparing fabrics for cutting

  • Fabric/thread/needle compatibility chart

  • Fabric conversion chart – lets you know how much fabric to buy

  • Hints for the sewer/crafter to make the sewing process easier

  • Hand sewing techniques, including a variety of hemming stitches, basting stitches, decorative stitches, etc.

  • Sewing projects – using the sewing machine and some for hand sewing only

  • And much, much more!
  • And while you’ll be doing some extra sewing yourself this month, don’t forget to keep your sewing machine OUT of the repair shop by checking out the “Sewing Machine Repair For The Home Sewer”  book.  You’ll be so happy to be able to work out any sewing issues by following this book — and save a ton of money by not having to take the machine to the repair shop!

    Happy Sewing!   And let us know about the projects you’ll be working on this month.

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