September is National Sewing Month.

National Sewing Month is a great time to invigorate your sewing passion or to introduce yourself to sewing if you’ve never had the opportunity to try it before. My design blog contains lots of great sewing instruction from the basics to high-fashion and it shares many professional techniques from the factory floor. Magazines like Threads and Sew News, books such as Vogue Sewing, and on-line videos offer additional instruction and inspiration are available at your local library and bookstore. 

If you’re new to sewing and want to find an instructor or  class, try the Craftsy crafting community database or join the American Sewing Guild. It has chapters and neighbourhood groups all across the country where members meet to share their ideas, projects, and passion for sewing, and often schedule experts to teach their group. Local adult education programs often include sewing instruction, and many fabric stores hold classes as well.

There are many opportunities to learn to sew, or to improve your sewing techniques, and September is the perfect time to get started!


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