Today is the day we finally get to announce something that we have been working on behind the scenes for National Sewing Month. We have teamed up with baby lock to bring you a new series…..called “Teach the One 2 Sew.”
At the beginning of the summer, liZ and I attended a sewing conference where we were able to be with some amazing sew-ists and glean from them and their wealth of knowledge…and at the end of the conference we were all going around the room and sharing to each other about our favorite parts of the conference. Craig, a dear baby lock friend, asked us all to look around the room and see all of these amazing women who sew. And although I am paraphrasing, because I don’t remember his exact words, he said something to the effect of “what if all of you taught one more person to sew, we would double this community!”
liZ and I took separate planes home that day, and the whole plane ride I kept thinking about what Craig said. And then it hit me (and I started tearing up on the plane—I am sure people were wondering what in the world was going on with me), WHAT IF EVeRYoNE in the WHOLE ONLINE SEWING COMMUNITY taught just one person to sew? Can you even imagine what that picture would look like? It would be phenomenal.
I have found over the years and it is absolute truth that people who sew are some of the nicest people on this planet. We as sew-ers are givers, we give quilts away to those who are sick, we make baby gifts, we give away dresses and skirts we make for others—and I think it becomes a personality trait—we are givers.
So, we went home and we got to work…..and for the month of September we are going to focus on “the one” and teaching one new person to sew. We will be sharing stories from sewists who taught “the one” as well as easy tutorials and project that you can use for a sewing lesson.
And we are hoping (really hoping) that each of you will join us in this effort—-Will you teach just one person to sew? Will you share of your sewing gift with just one person?
It doesn’t have to be a grandiose project, it can be one simple lesson. And while it could be a whole classroom of people, it really can be someone who already lives with you. It’s the thought of giving of a gift to someone that can touch their lives.
I am sharing more of my story at Totally Stitchin’ today …..for for now….will you leave us a comment if you are in?
There are more things to share including some great prizes that have been donated for this project–both for the teacher and the learner….but we’d love for you to be involved in sharing the gift of sewing.