September is National Sewing Month – 30 Day Challenge

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Sewers always say, “I wish I could sew every day”.

In honor of September being National Sewing Month, let’s challenge ourselves to get to our sewing machines every day for all 30 days.

Even if it is for only 5 minutes a day!

Imagine how good you will feel after an entire month of sewing. At that point, why stop at the end of September? Could you keep going?


The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month. This special recognition shows the importance of home sewing to our Nation.

Since then, National Sewing Month has become a great time to indulge in your passion of sewing and a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the craft if you have never tried it before.

Ideas for Honoring National Sewing Month

Start a new sewing project in honor of National Sewing Month!

Finish an in-progress sewing project.

Tidy up your sewing area! (This counts too!)

Teach a family member or friend to sew.

Take a class at your local sewing or quilt store.

Enroll in an online sewing class like the many sewing, quilting and embroidery classes available through Bluprint.

Find a charity to sew for. There are tons of websites for free patterns and charity organizations that you can get involved in. Check with local sewing and quilt guilds for charity sewing ideas for your own community.

Donate fabric to local sewing groups so they can continue sewing for their own charity work.

Dig out your serger and serge up a couple pillow cases to remind yourself how much you LOVE (and miss using) your serger. 

Take Sara’s Embroidery Essentials Online Course and master your embroidery machine from start to finish during the month of September. Click here to join the Embroidery Essentials FACEBOOK Group


Learn a new technique on your own sewing machine through one of the 3,000+ Sewing Mastery videos.

Join the Stitching Cosmos online craze! Learn 25 sewing techniques and master 18 different presser feet for your Bernina, Babylock, Brother, Husqvarna Viking, Janome, Juki, Pfaff, or Singer sewing machine. Click here to preview 10 lessons for FREE! (NO LOGIN REQUIRED)!


Refresh how to use a purchased sewing machine foot or accessory that you bought and have not used in a long time.


Keep a short 30 day journal of each sewing project you worked on. At the end of the month, look back over what you accomplished when you focused on making sewing a daily priority.

Don’t worry if you miss a few days because you are out of town. Sew on the days you ARE home. Of course, travel size sewing machines are all the rage these days.


Let us know how you are spending National Sewing Month in the comments below especially if you complete the 30 day sewing challenge!

Have a Happy and Productive National Sewing Month!

  1. Robin says:

    I love the idea. Might only get five minutes a day, but I have a plan. 😉

  2. Shari Smith says:

    I was just doing this sewing while watching a show so I’m aiming for at least my break being a show and sewing. 🖌️

  3. Diana Ricketts (France) says:

    I love your videos on the Bernina 770 and love every thing you do. You must sew 24 /7

    P.s.Trying to enrol on your forthcoming internet sewing class but Can’t find a way to enrol. Don’t do face book or any of the other contacts.Help!
    Can’t wait for the 790 videos

  4. Donna Lucas says:

    I am going to try for every day.

  5. Margene Smith says:

    Now that we are mostly unpacked I am looking forward to spending time in my sewing room. Thanks for the challenge.

    1. Sara says:

      I bet it feels good to be almost all moved in! See you soon. Sara

  6. Ann R says:

    I have been organizing. I have crafts for card making scrapbooking. Those crafts are in the sewing area,
    I purchased a new table for my EPIC and organizing my fabric, thread etc. it is a task I will finish by the end of the month. I have always been organized in the past and not sure what happened.

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