10 September 2011

Weekend DIY: 9 Sewing Projects for National Sewing Month

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National Sewing Month was first celebrated in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” 

With the following projects you will not only indulge your passion for sewing but you will be eco-friendly because most of them rely on reusing, repurposing and upcycling. Happy sewing!

1. Oversized Hoodie
2. Upcycled Kindle Case
3. Makeup bag
4. Reverse Appliqué Tshirt
5. Felt Hydrangea Headband
6. Tohoku Tote
7. Back to School Jeans Skirt
8. Vintage Sheet Flag Bunting
9. Sail Away School Dress


  1. Such inspiration Sonya. Love that makeup bag. Wish I could sew, so many creative projects that I could be working on. Hubby got me sewing machine when we first got married. After a first attempt that was a total disaster:), I never touched it again. And then donated it to a charity:):)

  2. WoW I want to try all of these things! I think my next investment may be a sewing machine!

    - Natalie

  3. I really like the Tohoku Tote - so pretty! They all look fun to sew!

  4. I love the makeup bag and the tote the best!

  5. Thanks for the invitation to follow you (on the Etsy Blogging Bloggers site!) Would like to invite you to visit www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com, where I write about how I make, mend and otherwise create my toys which can also be seen at www.coldhamcuddlies.etsy.com. Look forward to seeing you!

    Am about to follow you now!

  6. Forgot to say - I, too, love sewing projects - and try to reuse stuff as much as possible. Some of my Bears are made with offcuts form a local upholstery factory, for example.

  7. These are great finds! The ideas for sewing up a project are seemingly endless. Or maybe it just seems that way to me because I love to sew!

  8. Lots of cool fun projects this week. I really link the Kindle case.
    Everyday Inspired

  9. I love every one of these projects! That little girl's skirt is too cute. I need to dust off my sewing machine and see if it still works and I still know how to use it. ;) I have my grandmother's old sewing machine that's many many years old!

  10. Sewing month?
    How wonderful!!

    Great projects!
    It's going to be lots of fun!