Monday, January 16, 2012

Sewing Bee

Welcome to Country Mouse Musings’ Sewing Bee!
    Many years ago our great and great-great grandmothers would get together with the ladies in their communities for quilting and sewing bees. Many times they would help a soon-to-be bride finish filling her hopechest with pillowcases, tablecloths, curtains or whatever else she needed to set up housekeeping in her new home.
   Sewing bees allowed older women to pass on knowledge and skills to younger women and girls and presented an opportunity for them to develop friendships and bonds that would last for years.
Sewing—whether for the home or clothing—is quickly becoming a lost art and skill. Sewing to me is an essential part of homemaking. There was a time when a homemaker very literally made everything in her home—from the quilts on the beds to curtains at the windows to the clothing the family wore. It was a given that a woman could sew and make what her family needed. Sadly, that is not the case these days. It still amazes me that there are some women that do not know how to do something as simple as sewing on a button! Thankfully with today’s technology and resources, learning to sew or adding to one’s knowledge is fairly easy. It is my hope that the Sewing Bee link-up will be a place for us to share what we know and learn from each other.

Here are six reasons to learn to sew:

 1. You can create beautiful, unique clothing tailored especially for you, exactly how you want them.

2. You can "modestify" clothing you buy, or alter something from the store and make it work for you.

3. It can be a money saver. (Especially if you can do all of your own mending and not have to send your clothing out. It amazes me how many women can't sew a button on and have to send things to the dry cleaners to be mended.)

4. It can be a money maker and a good industry from your home.

5. It is a way to express yourself and personality everywhere--your clothing, your home, etc.

6. It's FUN! 
 Here are a few ideas for posts for our sewing bee:
  • Tutorials: these can be for anything from how to put in a zipper to how to make your own pattern. These can be for clothing and accessories, for things for your home (curtains, tablecloths, bedspreads, throw pillows) or how to fix and repair things.
  • Resources: websites and companies where you have purchased patterns, supplies and materials. Give us a review of different ones.
  • Book Reviews: There are scores of sewing books out there and it is always nice to read a review about one from a lady who has used it.
  • Favorite Patterns
  • Also, if you know of a great tutorial online, share the link here
  • In short, anything you’d like to share!
Guidelines for sharing in the Sewing Bee:
  • Join by using the link widget below. Submit your link and it will show up in the list at the bottom.
  • Grab a button from below and place it in your Sewing Bee post. (If for some reason you are unable to get the button, please place a link back to this) This is so others can join in the fun too!
  • If you do not have a blog but would like to share something for the Sewing Bee, write it, email it to me ( and I’ll post it as a guest post. (Be sure and send a photo of yourself too!)
  • As a courtesy to others, please make sure all of the posts submitted here are God-honoring. Keep it classy ladies ;)


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  1. Rebecca, I am just tickled to see the lovely work you have done!! I will do my best to see that the word gets out!! First, I will put it out on FB, both my page and Jacque Line, my personal FB. Also, If you would allow me permission, I will feature it NOT this Wednesday, but the following one. Just link this post up this coming 'EOA'...I have gone to selecting one to feature the next week (it will be yours). Brave!! Beautiful work!! I think we have the same taste~ very feminine and lots of soft and vibrant colors and the 'bee'~~Oh, the bee is so cute! Blessings! Sorry about the duplication...just delete it :0

  2. One may want to add the day of your link-up to the button!

  3. Thank you Mrs. Jacqueline!!!!!!! I appreciate your help ;) and would honored for you to feature it on the EOA link up.
    much love,

  4. Rebecca, this looks like lots of fun! I'll definitely join in the fun. :) This will also motivate me to do more sewing posts, as sometimes my ideas for posts never get out of my head. *grin*

  5. Yay! Looking forward to your posts Ashley! So happy to have you ;)

  6. Goodness Becca! Love your blot and the sewing bee. Can't wait to link up. :)

  7. This is a fantastic idea, thanks so much for creating it! I love your blog...

    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing!

  8. Dear Rebecca,

    I have passed on the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD to your sweet blog. Please visit:
    for more details! :)

  9. This is a wonderful idea! I tried to link up, but it doesn't look like it went through.

    I tried to find an email or contact form. Could you send me an email?

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

    1. I just sent you an email Mrs. White! Thank you for wanting to join in!

  10. Rebecca, you are off on a great start...what fun! It looks good on the top spot on 'My Picks This Week' :D