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National Sewing Month & #Sewtember2018

September is National Sewing month and we are celebrating with the #SEWtember2018 sew-along challenge.

Celebrate Sewing

It was in 1982 when President Reagan proclaimed September as National Sewing Month., “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

The American Sewing Guild is one of the main organizations that work to promote National sewing month and get people sewing. 

I thought wouldn’t it be fun to encourage others to start sewing by hosting a sew-along that would provide beginner sewers a step by step guide to sewing. I also wanted to make this challenge accessible to as many as possible so I decided the sew-along would be for a free pattern, that everyone would have access to. 

While this was a good idea, I felt that doing one sew-along would be limited to beginner sewers. Not everyone would want to make the same thing I’m making. So, I got in touch with some of my fabulous sewing vloggers who were already doing great sewing tutorials asked if they wanted to join the fun and celebrate National Sewing Month. 

#sewtember 2018 Sew-along Challenge

Needless to say #Sewtember2018 was put together! 

In this series, I and the following amazing vloggers have teamed up to encourage you to get started or get back into sewing by following along with a series of sewing tutorials for free PDF patterns.

We are celebrating National Sewing month (September) with the #SEWtember2018 sew-along challenge.

Below is the schedule for each tutorial along with the link to our channels and the free pdf pattern that we will be making. 

#SEWtember2018 SEW-ALONG SCHEDULE

#SEWtember2018 GIVEAWAY

Now what fun is a sew-along challenge is there aren’t prizes involved. 

So, I went through my stash and came up with two lovely prizes to give away along with this challenge. 

We are celebrating National Sewing month (September) with the #SEWtember2018 sew-along challenge.
Prize Pack 1 : 2-yards Autumn floral cotton and thread rack

All you have to all you have to do make one of the patterns from one of the sew-alongs featured in this series.

Share a photo of your make on Instagram with the hashtag #SEWtember2018 between Sept 8th and October 13th for a chance to win.

We are celebrating National Sewing month (September) with the #SEWtember2018 sew-along challenge.
Prize Pack 2: 2-yards paisley marron cotton and thread pincushion

Winners will be selected at random and will be announced on October 15th on Instagram and Youtube. 

So, what are you waiting for, join us in celebrating National Sewing Month! 

We are celebrating National Sewing month (September) with the #SEWtember2018 sew-along challenge.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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