National Sewing Month – Home Decor Sewing
In 1982 President Ronald Regan declared September to be National Sewing Month. It’s now more important than ever, because sewing jobs are leaving America and going overseas. Because of the global market place sewing machine operator jobs fell by 77,00 in five years!* All occupations like hand sewing, fabric mending and textile knitting have seen large declines in the last few years.
In 1967 Sewing was the American Dream
When Cambodian, Vietnamese and Laotian immigrant women came to America and were put into sweatshops sewing with industrial machines. They were stitching clothing, outdoor wear, day-packs and duffel bags in the Seattle area. Living in Sacramento in the 60’s can remember all the sweatshops in San Francisco. People were working for 25 cents an hour and sewing for hours in pack small rooms in vacant buildings.
It’s the late 20th -century variation on one of America’s oldest and most enduring themes: new immigrants, in pursuit of a better life working endlessly for low wages – making the most of their only competitive advantage, cheap labor. More about the America Dream.
Lets Celebrate September National Sewing Month
Sewing machine sales were expected to top three million in 2012 and BurdaStyle, a five year old social network for novices, grew to 753,184 in mid 2012, an increase of 47%. Celebrate National Sewing Month with all the new sewers in America! Now everyone can learn to sew anything from kitchen towels to designer clothing and draperies for their home. Students don’t want to copy what’s in the retail market, they want to create new trending ideas for their wardrobes and their homes.
Home Fashions U is Celebrating National Sewing Month by giving away $50 gift certificates for sewing supplies at shop.homefashionsu.com . If you sew you need great scissors, rulers, markers, etc. If you into sewing for the home your in heaven when you visit shop.homefashionsu.com. You will find everything from grommets, drapery header tapes to workroom gridded table covers.
Sign up today for the Free National Sewing Month Giveaway! Under the Pumpkin!
- Four $50 gift certificates
- Supply’s of your choice
- Drawing Dates: Sept 14, 21,28 and Oct 5, 2013.
Bonus $100 Gift Certificate: Leave a Comment
Share with us about your favorite sewing tool or notion by Sept 30th and you could win $100 in free sewing supplies. Drawing Oct 5th, 2013
* Info by: LAURA M. HOLSON New York Times
* Info by: Jenna Goudreau, Forbes * Info by: Liz Szabo, Stanley Holmes Seattle Times Business Reporters