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!
- 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 (email@example.com) 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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