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National Sewing Month 2011

NATIONAL SEWING MONTH 2011 September was declared National Sewing Month in 1982 was important to the nation and demonstrated Americans' self-reliance, skill, and industriousness. Ronald Reagan. He believed home sewing THE WORLD'S FIRST In 2008, the American Sewing Guild and the Sewing & Craft Alliance joined forces to promote National Sewing Month. SEWING MACHINE WAS PATENTED IN 1790 BY THOMAS This year's theme is: SAINT. Sew for the Love of It! PAST NATIONAL SEWING MONTH THEMES: 2010 - SewaNew 2009 - Reuse, Remake, Restyle 2008 - Go Green! Sew Green! 2007 - Sewing: It's What You Make It 2006 - Sewing: Express Your Creative Spirit 2005 - Sewing: The Alternative to Yoga ABOUT THE THIMBLE: “Just a thimbleful" comes from the 19th century when thimbles were used to According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's longest sewing needle measures 8 feet 1 inch. In December 2009, measure alcohol. A person who collects thimbles is a digitabulist. the inventors used The indents on the sides are called knurlings. it to sew 10 stitches to qualify for the record. The term "the whole nine yards" comes from the early 1700s when nine yards was the approximate amount of fabric needed to make a 3-piece suit. In British English, a haberdashery sells buttons, ribbons, zippers, and other sewing notions; in American English, a haberdashery sells men's PAISLEY WAS NAMED AFTER A SCOTTISH TOWN THAT STARTED PRODUCING THE FABRIC IN 1888. India HOWEVER, THE PATTERN ACTUALLY ORIGINATED IN INDIA. clothing. The oldest known sewing needle, made from bone, was found in southwestern France and is over 25,000 years old. Haute Couture is French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking". Also, the creation of custom, exclusive, elegant clothing and fashions. Corduroy is from the French term “cord du roi" or “cords of the king" after King Louis, who ordered everyone in his court to wear the luxurious-looking fabric. Brought to You by O SOURCES: Oxford American Dictionary .cO also known as © Copyright 2011, Inc. All rights reserved.

National Sewing Month 2011

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Are you busy creating tomorrow's fashions? Or recreating retro looks? How about sewing up a few throw pillows for the couch? You’re part of a long tradition of sewers – going back to 25,000 B.C. C...



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