National Sewing Month: Love Your Sewing Space
September is National Sewing Machine Month! Here at WeAllSew we’re celebrating all month long with sewing machine inspiration, tips, tutorials, and 4 weeks of fun giveaways. This week we’re inspiring you to love your sewing space no matter where you set up your sewing machine to sew and create. Check out our simple tips to care for your machine, tutorials to keep your sewing tools and notions organized, and projects to spruce up your space. Keep reading to the bottom of the post to find out how to enter this week’s fantastic giveaway for your chance to win our prize package!
Love Your Sewing Machine for National Sewing Machine Month
You’ll find a whole list of tips, tutorials, and tricks to keep your beloved sewing machine in tip-top shape. Find our big list of Sewing Machine Love & Care tips here!
Keep dirt, dust and curious hands from your machine when not in use with this simple to make cover. Quick to stitch, the Sewing Machine Dust Cover also includes a back pocket to hold your sewing table.
It’s a fact that a well-lit sewing area will allow you to sew longer without fatiguing your eyes! Get our best Sewing Room Lighting Tips here at WeAllSew.
It’s amazing how many different stitches can be made with a sewing machine! To get better acquainted with the stitches in your machine make a Quick Stitch Sampler Book with this tutorial, and keep it near your sewing machine for reference.
This quilted sewing machine mat does double-duty, acting as a protective layer between your machine and table top and keeping all of your tools organize within finger’s reach. Learn how to make a Sewing Machine Mat with this tutorial.
Organize Your Sewing Space for National Sewing Machine Month
The more you sew, the more notions, tools, bits, and bobbins you end up with! Find some of our favorite Clever Sewing Organization Tips here to inspire you to find a method to keep all of your bits and bobbins easy to find.
If you have pegboard near your sewing space you can make and hang any number of these totally adorable Embroidery Hoop Hanging Baskets! So handy for holding any little tools or notions in style.
Did you ever wish you had an organizer to keep pattern pieces and small notions organized for your project? Or a large zipper organizer to help you tote supplies to sewing class? This free pattern is the perfect project! Find a link to the free pattern in the Free Motion Couching With Rulerwork tutorial.
Create fabric baskets to hold tools, notions, or supplies in your sewing space with this free tutorial (and bonus, get a free embroidery design to download and stitch). Click here for the Embroidered Fabric Basket Tutorial.
Need help keeping track of all those BERNINA presser feet and accessories? Check out this Presser Feet Storage Tip!
Keep track of pins, needles, and snips with this handy little needle and scissors case. It’s the perfect project for using up small bits of scrap fabrics! Learn how to make a Mini Scissors Case With Needle Minder here.
Use this thread catcher and tool organizer at your sewing machine, ironing board, or over the arm of a chair to help keep small tools and scraps in order. Find the Tool Caddy Thread Catcher tutorial here.
These rope bowls stitch together quickly and are so fun to make! Use them as catch-all’s near your sewing machine to hold thread, bobbins, notions, or additional presser feet. Click here to find the Rope Bowl tutorial.
Decorate Your Sewing Space for National Sewing Machine Month
Create a fun sewing themed pillow to help decorate your sewing space! Use favorite fabrics, create your own patchwork, or make a fun appliqué for your pillow. Find out how you can make an Invisible Zipper Pillow Cover with this tutorial.
We can’t think of a better way to add a bit of fun and personality to your sewing space than creating your own pincushion! Find a plethora of pincushion projects in our Pincushion Party post here.
Make a mini-quilt to add color and personality to your space! Use this fun and easy to make Turning Triangles Mini-Quilt tutorial, or finish-off any of your orphan blocks into a mini.
Could your sewing room use a little pick-me-up? How about this little pillow that’s big on exclamations! You can learn how to make the Get Happy! pillow in this tutorial.
Sew up a little framed artwork with this fun technique! Learn How to Wrap Fabric on a Frame, and how to create this pretty little mini patchwork here.
National Sewing Month Week 1 Giveaway!
The giveaway is now closed to comments. Congratulations to our Week 1 WeAllSew winner, fan @dlashof!
One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this fun package featuring sewing tools and accessories! You could win one BERNINA branded red waste basket, one big BERNINA branded tote bag, one Zirkel red magnetic pincushion, and one pair of Tula Pink Hardware 6″ straight scissors!
All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “Where do you sew? Do you have your own sewing corner, closet, room, or temporary sewing space?” The the giveaway is open for comments through Sunday, September 8.
The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.