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.

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 Craftsy.

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. Check out Sara’s Charity Gift Bags she started for her community in Sioux Falls, SD.


Sara took time to gather other charity sewing ideas together for a presentation to challenge her sewing club to look into other areas to help meet special needs through the gift of sewing.


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

Learn a new technique on your own sewing machine through one of the 2,000+ Sewing Mastery videos.

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!

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  2. Robin says:

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

  3. 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. 🖌️

  4. 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

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