This month we celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Sewing Month! On September 21, 1982 President Ronald Reagan declared September to be National Sewing Month "in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation."
I am the proud new owner of my very first Singer sewing machine. My mind is racing with project ideas! This weekend I pulled out our Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts and marked some pages to start with.
At the start of the encyclopedia, there is an intro to the sewing machine, as well as the basic stitches, and various seams and hems. The first project I'm itching to try is this baby kimono top-
I have a trip coming up where I'll be visiting a few new babies, and thought they might make the perfect gift. I was inspired by these adorable ones that our friend Corinne made -
Photo by Corinne Gill of MAKE/good
And if there's time, I want to make some of these sock dogs for the babies too (of course I'll have substitute stitched eyes for the buttons.) How cute are they??
What sewing projects are you working on now? Do you prefer machine or hand sewing?