National Sewing Month
About National Sewing Month
Date When Celebrated: This special month is always celebrated in September
September is National Sewing Month. It is fitting that we set aside one month each year to recognize the importance of this skill to a well-dressed society. This is especially true, as most people nowadays do not sew their own clothing. So, we should not forget to recognize and appreciate the people who make the clothes that make us look so good.
Once mankind tossed away the fig leaf and began to wear real clothes, sewing became a very important skill. Sewing was invented thousands of years ago and was probably the reason that fig leaves went out of style. It is a basic, yet invaluable and essential skill. In earlier days almost everyone knew how to sew out of necessity. Even frontiersmen needed to learn the basics of how to sew, to occasionally repair clothes in the wilderness
Nowadays, fewer and fewer people can sew. Store-bought clothes have all but replaced homemade clothing. It’s reached such a point, that if a button comes off, many people will toss out a good shirt, as they don’t know how to sew the button back on!
Famous Seamstress: The most well-known American seamstress is Betsy Ross, who made the very first American flag. See Flag Day.
How to Celebrate National Sewing Month
- Celebrate this special month, by learning how to sew.
- If you already know how to sew, but have not done so in a while, make plans to sew a new outfit.
- Catch up on the backlog of projects.
- Check all of your buttons.
- If you are a tailor or seamstress, simply enjoy the month. Or, make some special article of clothing for yourself.
“A stitch in time saves nine” – – Author Unknown
History and Origin of National Sewing Month
It is not known who, or what organization, led the effort to make this a special calendar event. But, interest reached the highest office in the land. In1982 President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation declaring September as National Sewing Month. President Reagan declared it “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our nation”.
Because it was a presidential proclamation, this calendar event is a true “National” event.
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