Hello September! And this month is international sewing month. The month is an opportunity for both seasoned sewers and newcomers to indulge in the joy of stitching, while acknowledging the cultural significance and therapeutic benefits of sewing.
I've been busy creating the A-Z of Sewing, a series of 26 short reels on Instagram and You Tube highlighting a few sewing terms and techniques. Check them out on my social channels. I'll be posting one every day for 26 days.
International Sewing Month traces its roots back to the early 1980s when sewing enthusiasts took the initiative to establish a month dedicated to celebrating their beloved craft. It quickly gained popularity, attracting both individuals and organizations passionate about needlework. Today, it serves as a global stage for a variety of sewing-related activities, events, and initiatives.
International Sewing Month provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in all things sewing. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced sewist, there are numerous
activities to explore. From participating in virtual sewing classes and workshops to organizing local sewing circles or fabric swaps, the options are limited only by your imagination. This month encourages creativity, skill-building, and collaboration with fellow sewing enthusiasts worldwide.
In today's fast-paced world, sewing provides a peaceful escape and a way to reconnect with a slower, more deliberate way of creating. International Sewing Month encourages individuals to make time for themselves, embracing the meditative rhythm of sewing, and finding solace in the process of bringing ideas to life. Additionally, it fosters a sense of community among sewists worldwide, as they come together to share advice, inspiration, and encouragement.
As the world becomes more conscious of environmental issues, sewing offers an avenue for embracing sustainability. International Sewing Month celebrates the art of upcycling,
transforming old garments or fabrics into new creations. By breathing new life into cherished fabrics or rescuing textiles destined for landfills, sewists contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.
International Sewing Month highlights the importance of preserving and passing on sewing skills to future generations. It's an excellent opportunity to introduce children, grandchildren, or friends to the joys of sewing. By sharing our knowledge and encouraging others to explore their creativity, we ensure the longevity and evolution of this beloved craft.
International Sewing Month is an occasion to celebrate the rich heritage and vibrancy of sewing across the globe. It invites us to embrace our creativity, connect with other sewing enthusiasts, and appreciate the therapeutic and sustainable aspects of this time-honored craft. So grab your needle and thread, dive into a sewing project, and join the worldwide sewing community in celebrating the art of stitching during this special month.