September is National Sewing Month and we are taking this opportunity to reflect and reset. Follow these five steps to join us and create more meaningful sewing experiences all year round.
1. Spruce up your space
Look at your sewing spot with fresh eyes. Whether it's been a few weeks or a few years, take a bit of time this month to make some style updates. You deserve it.
And before you try to convince yourself that a workspace refresh is trivial or unnecessary, read more about why we all need a haven and how to create one.
2. Revitalize your fabric stash
Good fabric is the heart of every sewing project and (fittingly) most sewists keep a healthy supply on hand. Plan a day to go through your stash. Keep what inspires you and give away what no longer brings you joy. You just might find some gems hidden in the bottom of your bin!
3. Re-organize your tools and materials
We've studied hundreds of makers and have seen a distinct pattern: easy access to supplies equals more time spent using them.
Celebrate this month by making sure all your sewing tools are accessible and set yourself up to have more sewing experiences.
4. Expand your knowledge
The more you know, the more you can create. Expand your sewing know-how by practicing a new technique this month.
We recommend exploring Sewing 101 by Heather Handmade—a collection of 101 free tutorials with something for all skill levels. Zippers, hemming, seam finishes, and much more.
5. Spread the love
One of the best ways you can celebrate this month is to pass on your love for sewing to someone else. Pull up an extra chair and invite a loved one to join you in your next sewing project.