What’s Sewing On? Hopefully You During National Sewing Month!

Do you dream of turning fabric into something new? Maybe a tote bag, a personalized gift or the coziest pajamas? Well, September is National Sewing Month, and it’s the perfect time to grab some fabric and get cracking on a new project. If you don’t have your own sewing machine, San Mateo County Libraries has you covered. Check out one of SMCL’s Grab and Sew machines and dive into the sewing world.

There are so many ways to get started for kids and adults alike. Jump in and learn with Alison Smith’s Sew Step by Step. Sit down together with a curious kid and follow Angela Pressley’s instructions for making an adorable popsicle pillow from Sewing Machine Basics for Children. With Halloween just around the corner, you might need tips for creating the ultimate superhero costume with instructions from Amanda Dawn Haws' Creative Cosplay.


Do you prefer video guidance or inspiration? Creativebug has a vibrant selection of sewing tutorials to guide you through your next project, and it’s free with your SMCL library card!

Whether you are just getting started, making something handmade for the gift-giving season, or designing your own wardrobe, we have all the resources to get you on your way. Are you still waiting to be inspired? Dive into some of my favorite sewing books and break out the needle and thread.

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